A good man will certainly also possess courage; but a brave man is not necessarily good.
Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
To see what is right, and not do it, is want of courage, or of principle.
A gentleman considers what is right; The vulgar consider what will pay.
To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.
He who is influenced neither by the soaking in of slander nor by the assault of denunciation may indeed be called enlightened.
Settle one difficulty, and you keep a hundred away.
It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.
The injury of prodigality leads to this, that he who will not economize will have to agonize.
Just as lavishness leads easily to presumption, so does frugality to meanness. But meanness is a far less serious fault than presumption.
It is only the wisest and the stupidest that cannot change.
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