1、唯女子與小人，為難養也。近之則不孫，遠之則怨。Of all people, girls and servants are the most difficult to behave to. If you are familiar with them, they lose their humility. If you maintain a reserve towards them, they are discontented.
2、敏而好學，不恥下問。 He was of an active nature and yet fond of learning, and he was not ashamed to ask and learn of his inferiors.
3、歲寒，然後知松柏之後凋也。 Only when the weather turns cold can we see that the leaves of pines and cypresses are the last to wither and fall.
4、老者安之，朋友信之，少者懷之。 I wish for the old to live in peace and comfort,friends to trust each other and the young to be taken good care of.
5、三人行，必有我師焉。擇其善者而從之，其不善者而改之。 When I walk along with two others, they may serve me as my teachers. I will select their good qualities and follow them, their bad qualities and avoid them.
6、士志於道，而恥惡衣惡食者，未足與議也。 It is not worthwhile to have discussions with a scholar who is willing to search for the truth,but is ashamed of poor food and dress.
7、己所不欲，勿施於人。What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
8、君子以文會友，以友輔仁。The superior man on grounds of culture meets with his friends, and by their friendship helps his virtue.
9、逝者如斯夫!不舍晝夜。 Standing by the side of a river,Confucius sighed,Time is going on like this river,flowing away endlessly day and night.
10、十室之邑，必有忠信，如丘者焉，不如丘之好學也。 In a hamlet of ten families, there may be found one honourable and sincere as I am, but not so fond of learning.
11、當仁，不讓於師。 When it comes to benevolence, one need not give precedence even to his teacher.
12、父母在，不遠遊，遊必有方。While his parents are alive, the son may not go abroad to a distance. If he does go abroad, he must have a fixed place to which he goes.
13、我非生而知之者，好古，敏以求之者也。 I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there.
14、性相近也，習相遠也。By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.
15、溫故而知新，可以為師矣。 If a man keeps cherishing his old knowledge, so as continually to be acquiring new, he may be a teacher of others.
16、學而不厭，悔人不倦。 Study hard and never feel contented,and never be tired of teaching others.
17、人無遠慮，必有近憂。If a man take no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand.
18、學而不思則罔，思而不學則殆。Learning without thought is labourlost; thought without learning is perilous.
19、有教無類。 In teaching there should be no distinction of classes.
20、過而不改，是謂過矣。Not to mend the fault one has made is to err indeed.
21、朝聞道，夕死可矣。 If one learns the truth in the morning,one would never regret dying the same evening.
22、默而識之，學而不厭，誨人不倦，何有於我哉（next88）。 The silent treasuring up of knowledge; learning without satiety; and instructing others without being wearied — which one of these things belongs to me?
23、逝者如斯夫，不舍晝夜。It passes on just like this, not ceasing day or night!
24、三軍可奪師也，匹夫不可奪志也。The commander of the forces of a large State may be carried off, but the will of even a common man cannot be taken from him.
25、有朋自遠方來，不亦樂乎？Is it not delightful to have friends coming from distant quarters?
26、言必信，行必果。Keep what you say and carry out what you do.
27、人不知而不慍，不亦君子乎？Is he not a man of complete virtue, who feels no discomposure though men may take no note of him?
28、學而不思則罔，思而不學則殆。 It throws one into bewilderment to read without thinking whereas it places one in jeopardy to think without reading.
29、學而時習之，不亦說乎？ Is it not pleasant to learn with a constant perseveranceand application?
30、關睢樂而不淫，哀而不傷。The Kwan Tsu is expressive of enjoyment without being licentious, and of grief without being hurtfully excessive.
31、食不厭精，膾不厭細。He did not dislike to have his rice finely cleaned, nor to have his minced meat cut quite small.
32、學如不及，猶恐失之。 Learn as if you could not reach your object, and were always fearing also lest you should lose it.
33、知者樂水，仁者樂山。知者動，仁者靜。知者樂，仁者壽。The wise find pleasure in water; the virtuous find pleasure in hills. The wise are active; the virtuous are tranquil. The wise are joyful; the virtuous are long-lived.
34、不患人之不己知，患不知人也。I will not be afflicted at men’s not knowing me; I will be afflicted that I do not know men.
35、後生可畏，焉知來者之不如今也?A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do you know that his future will not be equal to our present?
36、非禮勿視，非禮勿聽，非禮勿言，非禮勿動。Look not at what is contrary to propriety; listen not to what is contrary to propriety; speak not what is contrary to propriety; make no movement which is contrary to propriety.
37、知之者，不如好之者，好之者，不如樂之者。 They who know the truth are not equal to those who love it, and they who love it are not equal to those who delight in it.
38、德不孤，必有鄰。Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practises it will have neighbors.