Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.
The funniest people are the saddest once
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
Guide the people by law, subdue them by punishment; they may shun crime, but will be void of shame. Guide them by example, subdue them by courtesy; they will learn shame, and come to be good.
Perfect is the virtue which is according to the Mean! Rare have they long been among the people, who could practice it!
Among the appliances to transform the people, sound and appearances are but trivial influences.