“The man who in view of gain thinks of righteousness who in the view of danger is prepared to give up his life and who does not forget an old agreement however far back it extends - such a man may be reckoned a complete man.
“Silence is a friend who will never betray.
“The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.
“Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
“The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
“The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions.
“If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything.
“He who learns but does not think, is lost He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
“It is only the wisest and the stupidest that cannot change.
“He who will not economize will have to agonize.
Chinese philosopher whose ideas and sayings were collected after his death and became the basis of a philosophical doctrine known a Confucianism (circa 551-478 BC)
“I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
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