SINCERE words are not sweet,
Sweet words are not sincere.
Good men are not argumentative,
The argumentative are not good.
The wise are not erudite,
The erudite are not wise.
The more he lives for others, the fuller is his life.
The more he gives, the more he abounds.
The Way of the Sage is to do his duty, not to strive
Translated by John C. H. Wu