I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
You do not understand even life. How can you understand death?
The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage is never afraid.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
To understand yourself is the key to wisdom.
All wisdom is rooted in learning to call things by the right name. When things are properly identified, they fall into natural categories and understanding becomes orderly.
We can know a person by observing his behaviour, understanding the reasons for his actions and ascertaining his intentions. If we do this, how can we not know him?
Know what you know and know that you don't know what you don't know — that is the characteristic of one who knows.
The people may be put into the way they should go, though they may not be put into the way of understanding it.
There may be men who act without understanding why. I do not. To listen much, pick out the good and follow it; to see much and ponder it: this comes next to understanding.
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