Ignorance is the night of the mind, a night without moon or star.
Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Man is born with uprightness. If one loses it, he will be lucky if he escapes with his life.
The gentleman is calm and at ease. The gentleman is dignified but not proud; the small man is proud but not dignified.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
He who is really good can never be unhappy. He who is really wise can never be perplexed. He who is really brave is never afraid.
Without goodness a man cannot endure adversity for long, nor can he enjoy prosperity for long. The good man is naturally at ease with goodness. The wise man cultivates goodness for its advantage.
An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
In the morning, hear the Way; in the evening, die content!
Source: The Analects, book 4
Heaven means to be one with God.
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