Quotes on Superior Man

Every moment waited is a moment wasted.... David Deida

Therefore the superior man is watchful over himself, when he is alone. Confucius

The superior man is slow in his words and earnest in his conduct. Confucius

The superior man is never in anyone's way. Napoleon Bonaparte

The superior man governs men, according to their nature, with what is proper to them, and as soon as they change what is wrong, he stops. Confucius

A superior man is one who is free from fear and anxieties Confucius

The superior man is intelligently, not blindly, faithful. Confucius

When one cultivates to the utmost the principles of his nature, and exercises them on the principle of reciprocity, he is not far from the path. Confucius

It is unfortunate that superior talent and superior men are so seldom united. Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

The superior man is all-embracing and not partial. The inferior man is partial and not all-embracing. Confucius

Any society which is not improving is deteriorating, and the more so the closer and more familiar it is. Even a really superior man almost always begins to deteriorate when he is habitually king of his company. John Stuart Mill

The superior man is distressed by his want (lack) of ability Confucius

Every moment of your life is either a test or a celebration. David Deida

Men who have lived significant lives are men who never waited: not for money, security, ease, or women. David Deida

The superior man is anxious lest he should not get the truth; he is not anxious lest poverty should come upon him. Confucius

The superior man sets his person at rest before he moves; he composes his mind before he speaks. Confucius

Your every act can open hearts and minds. David Deida

A superior man in dealing with the world is not for anything or against anything. He follows righteousness as the standard. Confucius

The superior man * * * in regard to his speech * * * is anxious that it should be sincere. Confucius

The superior man is universally minded and no partisan. The inferior man is a partisan and not universal. Confucius

A superior man may be made to go to the well, but he cannot be made to go down into it. He may be imposed upon, but he cannot be fooled. Confucius

If a superior man abandon virtue, how can he fulfil the requirements of that name? Confucius

Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Confucius

The superior man is easy to serve, but difficult to please ... The inferior man is difficult to serve, but easy to please. Confucius

The superior man is firm in the right way and not merely firm. Confucius

The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself. Confucius

The superior man, extensively studying all learning, and keeping himself under the restraint of the rules of propriety, may thus likewise not overstep what is right. Confucius

The superior man is not seeking fulfillment through work and woman, because he is already full. For him, work and intimacy are opportunities to give his gifts, and to be vanished in the bliss of giving. David Deida

Those who know the TRUTH are not equal to those who love it. Confucius

The object of the superior man is truth. Confucius

Honor is simply the morality of superior men. H L Mencken

If ever a man is to achieve anything like dignity, it can happen only if superior men are given absolute freedom to think what they want to think and say what they want to say. H L Mencken

The mass of men lead lives of shallow happiness; the superior man exults in his gloom. Garrison Keillor

He stands erect by bending over the fallen. He rises by lifting others. Douglas Horton

The superior man loves his soul; the inferior man loves his property. Confucius

The superior man does what is proper to the station in which he is; he does not desire to go beyond this. Confucius

The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress. Confucius

The virtues of a superior man are like the wind; the virtues of a common man are like the grass; the grass, when the wind passes over it, bends. Henry David Thoreau

The superior man... does not set his mind either for or against anything, he will pursue whatever is right. The superior man thinks of virtue, the common man of comfort. Confucius

Possessed of courage but devoid of morality, a superior man will make trouble while a small man will be a brigand. Confucius

The superior man cannot be known in little matters, but he may be entrusted with great concerns. The small man may not be entrusted with great concerns, but he may be known in little matters. Confucius

It is the way of the superior man to prefer the concealment of his virtue, while it daily becomes more illustrious, and it is the way of the mean man to seek notoriety, while he daily goes more and more to ruin. Confucius

The superior man has a dignified ease without pride. The mean man has pride without a dignified ease. Confucius

A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar. Laozi

The Superior Man is aware of Righteousness, the inferior man is aware of advantage. Confucius

The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. Confucius

The superior man does what is proper to the station in which he is; he does not desire to go beyond this. In a position of wealth and honor, he does what is proper to a position of wealth and honor. In a poor and low position, he does what is proper to a poor and low position. Confucius

The way of the superior man may be compared to what takes place in traveling, when to go to a distance we must first traverse the space that is near, and in ascending a height, when we must begin from the lower ground. Confucius

There are three things which the superior man guards against. In youth ... lust. When he is strong ... quarrelsomeness. When he is old ... covetousness. Confucius

The superior man, even when he is not moving, has a feeling of reverence, and while he speaks not, he has the feeling of truthfulness. Confucius

In archery we have something like the way of the superior man. When the archer misses the center of the target, he turns round and seeks for the cause of his failure in himself. Confucius

There is the love of knowing without the love of learning; the beclouding here leads to dissipation of mind. Confucius

You are not only a man, you are a superior man: a man who does his best to live as love in the world and in his intimacy, a man whose heart remains open and whose truth remains strong... David Deida

The superior man undergoes three changes. Looked at from a distance, he appears stern; when approached, he is mild; when he is heard to speak, his language is firm and decided. Confucius

All government, in its essence, is a conspiracy against the superior man: its one permanent object is to oppress him and cripple him. H L Mencken

The way a man penetrates the world should be the same way he penetrates his woman: not merely for personal gain or pleasure, but to magnify love, openness, and depth. David Deida

Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it. Confucius

But if we are truly happy inside, then age brings with it a maturity, a depth, and a power that only magnifies our radiance. David Deida

Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished. Confucius

When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. Confucius

I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being. Confucius

Heaven means to be one with God. Confucius

Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself! Confucius

If you are waiting for anything in order to live and love without holding back, then you suffer. David Deida

The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby. John Milton

Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished. Wilson Mizner

The superior man, while his parents are alive, reverently nourishes them; and, when they are dead, reverently sacrifices to them. His thought to the end of his life is how not to disgrace them. Confucius

The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others. Don Shula

The superior man is quiet and calm, waiting for the appointments of heaven, while the mean man walks in dangerous paths, looking for lucky occurrences. Confucius

The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort. Confucius

What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others. Confucius

Every man knows that his highest purpose in life cannot be reduced to any particular relationship. If a man prioritizes his relationship over his highest purpose, he weakens himself, disserves the universe, and cheats his woman of an authentic man who can offer his full, undivided presence. David Deida

The superior man accords with the course of the Mean. Though he may be all unknown, unregarded by the world, he feels no regret - It is only the sage who is able for this. Confucius

The superior man does not mind being in office; all he minds about is whether he has qualities that entitle him to office. He does not mind failing to get recognition; he is too busy doing the things that entitle him to recognition. Confucius

All government, in its essence, is a conspiracy against the superior man: it's one permanent object is to oppress him and cripple him.... One of its primary functions is to regiment men by force, to make them as much alike as possible and as dependent upon one another as possible, to search out and combat originality among them. H L Mencken

Never let your love for your profession overshadow your religious feeling. Depend on it that religion will strengthen, not weaken, your energies, and will not only make you a better sailor, but a superior man. Professional studies are not to be neglected; but, on the other hand, take care how you fall into the common error of believing they are the remedy for all the ills of life. Benjamin Haydon

Happiness exist when you don't know a thing The Weeknd

The superior man honors his virtuous nature, and maintains constant inquiry and study, seeking to carry it out to its breadth and greatness, so as to omit none of the more exquisite and minute points which it embraces, and to raise it to its greatest height and brilliancy. Confucius

When the Superior Man eats he does not try to stuff himself; at rest he does not seek perfect comfort; he is diligent in his work and careful in speech. He avails himself to people of the Tao and thereby corrects himself. This is the kind of person of whom you can say, 'he loves learning.' Confucius

Your only real choices are to open fully and receive their gifts or crucify them and be relieved of their force...But you must be willing to feel your heart's terrors and wounds or else you will close and protect yourself, striking back at the source of openness you most yearn to become... David Deida



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