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
Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
Real knowledge is to know the extent of ones ignorance.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
When internal examination discovers nothing wrong, what is there to be anxious about, what is there to fear?
You judge yourself by what you think you can achieve, others judge you by what have achieved.
A gentleman does not promote a man on account of what he says; nor does he reject sayings, because the speaker is what he is.
A gentleman considers justice to be essential in everything. He practices it according to the principles of propriety. He brings it forth in modesty and faithfully completes it. This is indeed a gentleman.
Look closely into his aims, observe the means by which he pursues them, discover what brings him content - and can the man's real worth remain hidden from you?
Ignorance is the night of the mind, a night without moon or star.
The gentleman holds justice to be of highest importance. If a gentleman has courage but neglects justice, he becomes insurgent. If an inferior man has courage but neglects justice, he becomes a thief.
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