Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing
To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
The best way to behave is to misbehave.
The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do.
Tsze-Kung asked, 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
I would be true, for there are those who trust me; I would be pure, for there are those who care; I would be strong, for there is much to suffer; I would be brave, for there is much to dare.
If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances
For many people, one of the most frustrating aspects of life is not being able to understand other people's behavior.
Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be.
If I have made an appointment with you, I owe you punctuality, I have no right to throw away your time, if I do my own
Many things--such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly--are done worst when we try hardest to do them.
Be like the bird that, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.
When man learns to understand and control his own behavior as well as he is learning to understand and control the behavior of crop plants and domestic animals, he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized.
Part of the reason that men seem so much less loving than women is that men's behavior is measured with a feminine ruler.
People's behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives