Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history... (wikipedia)
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.
Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.