A common man marvels at uncommon things. A wise man marvels at the commonplace.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Where words lose their meaning, people lose their lives.
Wenn man noch nicht den Menschen dienen kann, wie sollte man den Geistern dienen können?
The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?
We should keep the dead before our eyes, and honor them as though still living
Learning without reflection is a waste. Reflection without learning is dangerous.
I am not concerned that I am not known; I seek to be worthy to be known.
The gentleman does not serve as a vessel.”(Analects 2.12)
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things.
Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.
Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know more.
To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.
Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.
Vergiss Kränkungen, doch Vergiss Freundlichkeiten nie.
Writing cannot express all words, words cannot encompass all ideas.