The endless river flows eastward; with its huge waves, gone are all those gallant heroes of bygone years.
We wish each other a long life so as to share the beauty of this graceful moonlight, even though we are miles apart.
The Way that can be told of is not an unvarying Way; the names that can be named are not unvarying names. It was the nameless that Heaven and the Earth sprang from; it was the named that nurtured everything between the Heaven and the Earth.
The Way fills up the universe. For its greatness, nothing lies outside it; for its smallness, nothing lies within it.
A just cause enjoys abundant support, while an unjust one finds little support.
As the Earth's capacity is to hold, so must a gentleman constantly cultivate virtue in himself to shoulder the world.
After poring over ten thousand volumes, you can write like one inspired.
A lonely stranger in a strange land I am cast, I miss my family all the more on every festive day.
Only when one is not here to seek glory and wealth can one have great ideals; only by being in peace at heart can one think and see far ahead.
It is a true great man whom no money and rank can confuse, no poverty and hardship can shake, and no power and force can suffocate.