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"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance."

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

"Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change."

"The object of the superior man is truth."

"The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell."

"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."

"And remember, no matter where you go, there you are."

"They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom."

"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated."

"To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short."

"Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without."

"I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand."

"I will not be concerned at other men's not knowing me;I will be concerned at my own want of ability."

"Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, see to the (be?) worthy of being known."

"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."

"The cautious seldom err."

"Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself."

"It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them."

"Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven."

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