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Realities of Life

Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak. - Sun Tzu By always taking out and never putting in, the bottom is soon reached. - Spanish proverb Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire. - Confucius He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much. - Lao Tzu He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good. - Confucius If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. - Chinese proverb If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear? - Confucius If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it's OK. But you've got to shoot for something. A lot of people don't even shoot. - Confucius If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want ten years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want one hundred years of prosperity, grow people. - Chinese Proverb Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. - Lao Tzu Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. - Bruce Lee The cautious seldom err. - Confucius The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them. - Confucius The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue. - Confucius The man of wisdom is never in two minds about right and wrong; the man of benevolence never worries about the future; the man of courage is never afraid. - Confucius The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. - Confucius The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour. - Japanese proverb The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action. - Confucius The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has. - Confucius The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. - Confucius The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later. - Confucius The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort. - Confucius The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. - Confucius To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short. - Confucius When anger rises, think of the consequences. - Confucius When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. - Confucius Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. - Confucius Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts? - Confucius