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.
Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
Recompense injury with justice and recompense kindness with kindness.
The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.
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?
When we see men of worth, we should think how we may learn to equal them. When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inward and examine ourselves.
Humility is the solid foundation of all the virtues.
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