China the Beautiful

Confucius Says

Confucius said,

"To learn and to practise what is learned time and again is pleasure, is it not?

To have friends come from afar* is happiness, is it not?

To be unperturbed when not appreciated by others is gentlemenaly, is it not? "

* To share learning

Lun Yu [Analects] Chap. 1, Verse 1

What is the moral of this lesson?

Have you heard similar statements in the Western literature?

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