Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later.
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.