They are in harmony with all creation, and none know the limit thereof.
- These last few words occur in the Tao-Tê-Ching, ch. lviii. See The Remains of Lao Tzŭ, p. 40. Also, with a variation, in ch. xxii of this work.
And so it is that a perfect man can destroy a kingdom and yet not lose the hearts of the people, while the benefits he hands down to ten thousand generations do not proceed from love of his fellow-man.
- Whatever he does is spontaneous, and therefore natural, and therefore in accordance with right.
He who delights in man, is himself not a perfect man. His affection is not true charity.
- Charity is the universal love of all creation which admits of no particular manifestations.
Depending upon opportunity, he has not true worth.
- True worth is independent of circumstances. It is a quality which is always unconsciously operating for good, and needs no opportunity to call it into existence.
He who is not conversant with both good and evil is not a superior man.
- The good, to practise; the evil, to avoid.
He who disregards his reputation is not what a man should be.
- As a mere social unit.