An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things.
The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith.
Humility is the solid foundation of all the virtues.
To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue. They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished
The more a man knows, the more he forgives
Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing.
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
Heaven means to be one with God.
It is not failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
Wealth and rank are what people desire, but unless they are obtained in the right way they may not be possessed.
Words are the voice of the heart.