In all things, success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
We have two lives. The second one begins when we realize that we only have one.
Have no friends not equal to yourself.
When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them.
When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it this is knowledge.
The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress.
The people may be made to follow a path of action, but they may not be made to understand it.
In ancient times, men learned with a view to their own improvement. Nowadays, men learn with a view to the approbation of others.
What the superior man seeks is in himself. What the mean man seeks is in others.
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
There are three things which the superior man guards against. In youth . . . lust. When he is strong . . . quarrelsomeness. When he is old ... covetousness.
To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.
Worry not that no one knows you; seek to be worth knowing.