1. The Master said, 'Riches and honours are
what men desire. If they cannot be obtained in the proper way, they should not
be held. Poverty and meanness are what men dislike. If they cannot be avoided
in the proper way, they should not be avoided.
2. 'If a superior man abandon virtue, how can
he fulfill the requirements of that name?
3. 'The superior man does not, even for the
space of a single meal, act contrary to virtue. In moments of haste, he cleaves
to it. In seasons of danger, he cleaves to it.'