Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.
Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.