Lead the People

"Lead the people with administrative injunctions and put them in their place with penal law, and they will avoid punishments but will be without...

Persuade Others

"We take greater pains to persuade others that we are happy than in endeavoring to think so ourselves."


"He who will not economize will agonize."

The Superior Man

"The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions."

Settle one Difficulty

"Settle one difficulty, and you keep a hundred away."

Speak the Truth

"Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the...

Lack of Courage

"Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage."

Organization of Ideas

"Knowledge is merely brilliance in organization of ideas and not wisdom. The truly wise person goes beyond knowledge."

One Joy

"One joy dispels a hundred cares."

Learning without Thought

"Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous."

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