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We've learned how to destroy, but not to create; how to waste, but not to build; how to kill men, but not how to save them; how to die, but seldom how to live.

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
The way of the superior person is threefold; virtuous, they are free from anxieties; wise, they are free from perplexities; and bold, they are free from fear.
What the superior person seeks is in themselves. What the mean person seeks is in others.
Tsze-Kung asked, saying, is there one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life? The Master said, Is not Reciprocity such a word? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Think not I came to send peace on the earth; I came not to send peace but a sword.
The peace makers shall be called the children of God.
Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. [Psalms 34:14]
They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. [Isaiah 2:4]
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
Humility is the solid foundation of all the virtues.
To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.
To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things

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