The Master said, "Is it not pleasant to learn with a constant perseverance and application? Is it not delightful to have friends coming from distant quarters? Is he not a man of complete virtue, who feels no discomposure though men may take no note of him?"
The Master said, "I will not be afflicted at men's not knowing me; I will be afflicted that I do not know men.
The Master said, "If a man keeps cherishing his old knowledge, so as continually to be acquiring new, he may be a teacher of others."
The Master said, "Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous."
The Master said, "To see what is right and not do it is cowardice."
It is goodness that gives to a neighborhood its beauty.
While father and mother are alive, a good son does not wander far afield; or if he does so, goes only where he has said he was going.