|Submitted by Christine Romeo, Bridgewater-Raritan High School
- To govern is to correct. If you set an example by being
correct, who would dare to remain incorrect.
- Encourage the people to work hard by setting an example yourself.
Do not allow your efforts to slacken.
- Being good as a son and obedient as a young man is, perhaps,
the root of a manís character.
- Simply by being a good son and friendly to his brothers a
man can exert an influence upon government.
- Everyone speaks up for his own son whether he is talented or
- In serving your father and mother you ought to dissuade
them from doing wrong in the gentlest way. If you
see your advice being ignored, you should not become
disobedient but remain reverent. You should not complain
even if in so doing you wear yourself out.
- When your parents are alive, you should not go too far
afield in your travels. If you do, your whereabouts
should always be known
- Make it your guiding principle to do your best for others
and to be trustworthy in what you say. Do not accept
as friend anyone who is not as good as you. When
you make a mistake do not be afraid of mending your
- Is it not a joy to have friends come from afar?
- A gentleman makes friends through being cultivated,
but looks to friends for support in benevolence (goodwill).
- What you do not wish done to yourself, do not do to others.
- I will not grieve that others do not know me. I will
grieve that I do not know others.
- Do not wish for quick results, not look for small advantages.
If you seek quick results, you will not attain the
ultimate goal. If you are led astray by small advantages,
you will never accomplish great things.
- To go too far is as bad as to fall short.
- Wealth and rank are what people desire, but unless they be
obtained in the right way they may not be possessed.
- Feel kindly toward everyone, but be intimate only with
- Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising
every time we fall.
- I hear and I forget. I see and I remember, I do and
- Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
- By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection
which is the noblest; second, by imitation which is
the easiest; and third, by experience which is the
- Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.
- When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them.
- When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them;
when we see men of contrary character, we should turn
inwards and examine ourselves.
- A heart set on love will do nothing wrong.
- Gentlemen cherish worth; the vulgar cherish dirt. Gentlemen
trust in justice; the vulgar trust in favor.
- A gentleman considers what is right; the vulgar consider
what will pay.
- A fatherís and a motherís age must be borne in mind;
with joy on the one hand, fear on the other.
- Good is no hermit. It has ever neighbors.
- Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
- Forget injuries, never forget kindness.
- He who will not economize will have to agonize.
- It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do
- To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage
or of principle.
- When anger arises, think of the consequences.
you go, go with all your heart.
- If a man withdraws his mind from the love of beauty,
and applies it as sincerely to the love of the virtuous;
if, in serving his parents, he can exert his utmost
strength; if, in serving his prince, he can devote
his life; if in his intercourse with his friends,
his words are sincere Ė although men say that he has
not learned, I will certainly say he has.
- Learning without thought is a labor lost; thought without learning
- Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with
- The cautious seldom err.
- The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are
near to virtue.
- The man who is in view of righteousness; who in the view
of danger is prepared to give up his life; and who
does not forget an old agreement however far back
it extends Ė such a man may be reckoned a complete
- The people may be made to follow a path of action, but
they may not be made to understand it.