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Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.
Study the past, if you would divine the future.
I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.
The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.


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"We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression." Make picture quote!
"When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself." Make picture quote!
"You cannot open a book without learning something." Make picture quote!
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?" Make picture quote!
"Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men." Make picture quote!
"Wherever you go, go with all your heart." Make picture quote!
"When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it - this is knowledge." Make picture quote!
"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." Make picture quote!
"I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being." Make picture quote!
"I will not be concerned at other men's not knowing me;I will be concerned at my own want of ability." Make picture quote!
"If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself." Make picture quote!
"If we don't know life, how can we know death?" Make picture quote!
"If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?" Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"When anger rises, think of the consequences." Make picture quote!
"Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, see to the (be?) worthy of being known." Make picture quote!
"Heaven means to be one with God." Make picture quote!
"It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them." Make picture quote!
"Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous." Make picture quote!
"Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!" Make picture quote!
"Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself." Make picture quote!
"In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of." Make picture quote!
"Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire." Make picture quote!
"A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions." Make picture quote!
"Ability will never catch up with the demand for it." Make picture quote!
"An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger." Make picture quote!
"And remember, no matter where you go, there you are." Make picture quote!
"Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without." Make picture quote!
"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest." Make picture quote!
"Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven." Make picture quote!
"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." Make picture quote!
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." Make picture quote!
"Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage." Make picture quote!
"Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs." Make picture quote!
"He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it." Make picture quote!
"He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger." Make picture quote!
"He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good." Make picture quote!
"Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change." Make picture quote!
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." Make picture quote!
"To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness." Make picture quote!
"Never give a sword to a man who can't dance." Make picture quote!
"The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell." Make picture quote!
"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom." Make picture quote!
"The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions." Make picture quote!
"To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness." Make picture quote!
"To see the right and not to do it is cowardice." Make picture quote!
"Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors." Make picture quote!
"Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire." Make picture quote!
"What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others." Make picture quote!
"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps." Make picture quote!
"To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it." Make picture quote!
"The cautious seldom err." Make picture quote!
"When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves." Make picture quote!
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." Make picture quote!
"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance." Make picture quote!
"Silence is a true friend who never betrays." Make picture quote!
"Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods." Make picture quote!
"The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later." Make picture quote!
"The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most." Make picture quote!
"Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator." Make picture quote!
"The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools." Make picture quote!
"The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them." Make picture quote!
"The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue." Make picture quote!
"The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large." Make picture quote!
"The object of the superior man is truth." Make picture quote!
"The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home." Make picture quote!
"The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action." Make picture quote!
"Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it." Make picture quote!
"Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue. " Make picture quote!
"Have no friends not equal to yourself." Make picture quote!
"He with whom neither slander that gradually soaks into the mind, nor statements that startle like a wound in the flesh, are successful may be called intelligent indeed. " Make picture quote!
"Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles." Make picture quote!
"If we don't know life, how can we know death" Make picture quote!
"Is virtue a thing remote I wish to be virtuous, and lo Virtue is at hand." Make picture quote!
"It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop." Make picture quote!
"Learning without thought is labor lost thought without learning is perilous." Make picture quote!
"Men's natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart." Make picture quote!
"Metaphor is the currency of knowledge. I have spent my life learning incredible amounts of disparate, disconnected, obscure, useless pieces of knowledge, and they have turned out to be, almost all of them, extremely useful." Make picture quote!
"Success depends upon our previous preparations, and without such preparations there is sure to be failure. " Make picture quote!
"When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development." Make picture quote!
"They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom." Make picture quote!
"To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue...They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness." Make picture quote!
"To know that one knows what one knows, and to know that one doesn't know what one doesn't know, there lies true wisdom." Make picture quote!
"When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it this is knowledge." Make picture quote!




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