Learn extensively, inquire thoroughly, ponder prudently, discriminate clearly, and practice diligently.
One can never be aware of the height of the sky or the depth of the earth, if he does not climb up a high mountain, or look down into a deep abyss.
It is better to hear something than not to hear it; still better to see it than to hear it; still better to know it than to see it; still better to practice it than to know it. Learning will not stop until it is put into practice.
Wealth and rank attained through immoral means are as empty as floating clouds to me.
It makes a moral man to ask for what he doesn't know, to learn what he can't do and to restrain himself from what he is capable of.
A thousand sails pass by the shipwreck; ten thousand saplings shoot up beyond the withered tree.
Hoeing a rice field in the noon-sun glare, I drop my sweat to the rice root. Of those who have meals, how many realize the hardship contained by the grains in the bowl?
The entire garden was filled with a spring atmosphere, while a branch of red apricot sprawled over the fence.
A public spirit will rule all under the heaven when the great Way prevails.