Only when there are things a man will not do is he capable of doing great things.
A man must not be without shame, for the shame of being without shame is shamelessness indeed.
The way of truth is like a great road. It is not difficult to know it. The evil is only that men will not seek it.
With melted snow I boil fragrant tea.
He who exerts his mind to the utmost knows his nature.
He who outrages benevolence is called a ruffian: he who outrages righteousness is called a villain. I have heard of the cutting off of the villain Chow, but I have not heard of the putting of a ruler to death.
Mankind fears an evil man but heaven does not.
The great man is he who does not lose his child's-heart.
There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination.
The way of learning is none other than finding the lost mind.