War consisteth not in battle only, or the act of fighting; but in a tract of time, wherein the will to contend by battle is sufficiently known.
Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.
Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.
The will is a beast of burden. If God mounts it, it wishes and goes as God wills; if Satan mounts it, it wishes and goes as Satan wills; Nor can it choose its rider… the riders contend for its possession.
It is hard to contend against one’s heart’s desire; for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of soul.
Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting the progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land.