I am not one who was born in the possession of
I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there.
In a hamlet of ten households, there are bound to be
those who are my equal in doing their best for others and in being
trustworthy in what they say, but they are unlikely to be as eager to
learn as I am.
Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without
learning is perilous.
The essence of knowledge is,
having it, to apply it;
having it, to confess your ignorance.
Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without
moon and star.
He who learns but does not
think, is lost! He who thinks
but does not learn is in great danger.
Look at the means which a man employs,
consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal