Wisdom of the Ancient Sages
"When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves."
"Things that are done, it is needless to speak about...
things that are past, it is needless to blame."
"The superior man...does not set his mind either for anything, or against anything;
what is right he will follow."
"Have no friends not equal to yourself."
"What the superior man seeks is in himself;
what the small man seeks is in others."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in getting up every time we do."
"Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses."
"Men's natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart."
"It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop."
"Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves."
"Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star."
"Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes."
"If a man takes no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand."
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