Confucius: Forgiveness

Those who cannot forgive others break the bridge over which they themselves must pass. -Confucius, philosopher and teacher (c. 551-478 BCE)

Engraving of Confucius. The Chinese characters...

Engraving of Confucius. The Chinese characters read “Portrait of the First Teacher, Confucius, Giving a Lecture”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Superior man

A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. -Confucius, philosopher and teacher (c. 551-478 BCE)

Lucius Annaeus Seneca: Treating mankind

A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient; nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in a fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient; and looking upon them only as sick and extravagant. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca, philosopher (BCE 3-65 CE)

Aristotle: Philosophy

I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law. –Aristotle, philosopher (384-322 BCE)

Portrait of Aristoteles. Pentelic marble, copy...

Portrait of Aristoteles. Pentelic marble, copy of the Imperial Period (1st or 2nd century) of a lost bronze sculpture made by Lysippos. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Diogenes: Superiors’ fire

A man should live with his superiors as he does with his fire: not too near, lest he burn; nor too far off, lest he freeze. -Diogenes, philosopher (412?-323 BCE)

English: Portrait of Hellenic philosopher Diog...

English: Portrait of Hellenic philosopher Diogenes Babylonicus (Diogenes of Babylon / Diogenes the Stoic) Διογένης (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Marcus Tullius Cicero: Extreme justice and injustice

 

Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman Consul, 106-43 BC...

Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman Consul, 106-43 BC, Marble bust from Florence (Italy), XVIIe century, Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, France (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Extreme justice is extreme injustice. –Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman, orator, writer (106-43 BCE)