The man of wisdom is never in two minds about right and wrong; the man of benevolence never worries about the future; the man of courage is never afraid.
Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)
Source: The Analects
Contributed by: Zaady
When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine yourself.
There is one single thread binding my way together...the way of the Master consists in doing one's best...that is all.
Even when walking in the company of two other men, I am bound to be able to learn from them. The good points of the one I copy; the bad points of the other I correct in myself.
In a hamlet of ten households, there are bound to be those who are my equal in doing their best for others and in being trustworthy in what they say, but they are unlikely to be as eager to learn as I am.
The master said, 'Quietly to store up knowledge in my mind, to learn without flagging, to teach without growing weary, these present me with no difficulties.'
The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.
Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change.
If my mind is not engaged in my worship, it is as though I worshipped not.
Source: Albert W. Daw Collection
To have faults and to be making no effort to amend them is to have faults indeed!
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