It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.
Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)
Source: The Analects
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
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.
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.
To have faults and to be making no effort to amend them is to have faults indeed!
When you see a worthy person, endeavor to emulate him. When you see an unworthy person, then examine your inner self.
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