| ||THE MASTER said: Love makes a spot beautiful: who chooses not to dwell in love, has he got wisdom?|
| || The Master said: Loveless men cannot bear need long, they cannot bear fortune long. Loving hearts find peace in love; clever heads find profit in it.|
| || The Master said: Love can alone love others, or hate others.|
| || The Master said: A heart set on love will do no wrong.|
| || The Master said: Wealth and honours are what men desire; but abide not in them by help of wrong. Lowliness and want are hated of men; but forsake them not by help of wrong.|
Shorn of love, is a gentleman worthy the name? Not for one moment may a gentleman sin against love; not in flurry and haste, nor yet in utter overthrow.
| || The Master said: A friend to love, a foe to evil, I have yet to meet. A friend to love will set nothing higher. In loves service, a foe to evil will let no evil touch him. Were a man to give himself to love, but for one day, I have seen no one whose strength would fail him. Such men there may be, but I have not seen one.|
| || The Master said: A man and his faults are of a piece. By watching his faults we learn whether love be his.|
| || The Master said: To learn the truth at daybreak and die at eve were enough.|
| || The Master said: A scholar in search of truth who is ashamed of poor clothes and poor food it is idle talking to.|
| || The Master said: A gentleman has no likes and no dislikes below heaven. He follows right.|
| || The Master said: Gentlemen cherish worth; the vulgar cherish dirt. Gentlemen trust in justice; the vulgar trust in favour.|
| || The Master said: The chase of gain is rich in hate.|
| || The Master said: What is it to sway a kingdom by courteous yielding? Who cannot by courteous yielding sway a kingdom, what can he know of courtesy?|
| || The Master said: Be not concerned at want of place; be concerned that thou stand thyself. Sorrow not at being unknown, but seek to be worthy of note.|
| || The Master said: One thread, Shen, 1 runs through all my teaching.|
Yes, said Tseng-tzu.
After the Master had left, the disciples asked what was meant.
Tseng-tzu said: The Masters teaching all hangs on faithfulness and fellow-feeling.
| || The Master said: A gentleman considers what is right; the vulgar consider what will pay.|
| || The Master said: At sight of worth, think to grow like it. When evil meets thee, search thine own heart.|
| || The Master said: A father or mother may be gently chidden. If they will not bend, be the more lowly, but persevere; nor murmur if trouble follow.|
| || The Master said: Whilst thy father and mother live, do not wander afar. If thou must travel, hold a set course.|
| || The Master said: If for three years a son do not forsake his fathers ways, he may be called dutiful.|
| || The Master said: A fathers and a mothers age must be borne in mind; with joy on the one hand, fear on the other.|
| || The Master said: Men of old were loth to speak; lest a word that they could not make good should shame them.|
| || The Master said: Who contains himself goes seldom wrong.|
| || The Master said: A gentleman wishes to be slow to speak and quick to act.|
| || The Master said: Good is no hermit. It has ever neighbours.|
| || Tzu-yu said: Preaching to princes brings disgrace, nagging at friends estrangement.|