Al cielo non chiedo altro che una casa piena di libri e un giardino pieno di fiori
If your desire is for good, the people will be good.
Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.
A common man marvels at uncommon things. A wise man marvels at the commonplace.
The Master said, “I have not seen a person who loved virtue, or onewho hated what was not virtuous. He who loved virtue, would esteemnothing above it. He who hated what is not virtuous, would…
,Me preguntas por qué compro arroz y flores?Compro arroz para vivir y flores para tener algo por lo que vivir.
The way of the superior person is threefold; virtuous, they are free from anxieties; wise they are free from perplexities; and bold they are free from fear.
To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
If the gentleman abandons ren, how can he be worthy of that name? The gentleman does not violate ren even for the amount of time required to eat a meal. Even in times of urgency…
The gentleman understands what is right, whereas the petty man understands profit.”(Analects 4.16)
If your conduct is determined solely by considerations of profit you will arouse great resentment.
A true gentleman is one who has set his heart upon the Way. A fellow who is ashamed merely of shabby clothing or modest meals is not even worth conversing with.”(Analects 4.9)
He is marriageable. Although he was once imprisoned and branded as a criminal, he was in fact innocent of any crime.” The Master gave him his daughter in marriage.(Analects 5.1)
The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
The gentleman does not serve as a vessel.”(Analects 2.12)
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
If you don’t know, recognise that you don’t know. If you know, acknowledge that you know. That is knowledge.
If you know, recognise that you know. If you don’t know, realise that you don’t know. That is knowledge.
He who is concerned only with the purity of his own life ruins the great human relations.
Aquellos de espíritu superior entienden la justicia. Los ordinarios, el beneficio.
Lead the people with administrative injunctions and put them in their place with penal law, and they will avoid punishments but will be without a sense of shame. Lead them with excellence and put them…
Treue gegen sich selbst und Gütigkeit gegen Andere: Darin ist alles befasst.
Vergiss Kränkungen, doch Vergiss Freundlichkeiten nie.
Respect yourself and others will respect you.
Heaven means to be one with God.
I am not concerned that I am not known; I seek to be worthy to be known.
Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.
A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do we know that his future will not be equal to our present?
For this reason the gentleman will employ a man on a distant mission and observe his degree of loyalty, will employ him close at hand and observe his degree of respect. He will hand him…