19 Kata Bijak Dari Xun Zi
The person attempting to travel two roads at once will get nowhere.
When people lack teachers their tendencies are not corrected when they do not have ritual and moral principles then their lawlessness is not controlled.
Therefore a person should first be changed by a teacher's instructions and guided by principles of ritual. Only then can he observe the rules of courtesy and humility obey the conventions and rules of society and achieve order.
The coming of honor or disgrace must be a reflection of one's inner power.
Human nature refers to what is in people but which they cannot study or work at achieving.
Human nature is what Heaven supplies.
Since the nature of people is bad to become corrected they must be taught by teachers and to be orderly they must acquire ritual and moral principles.
Human nature is such that people are born with a love of profit If they follow these inclinations they will struggle and snatch from each other and inclinations to defer or yield will die.
Thus anybody who follows this nature and gives way its states will be led into quarrels and conflicts and go against the conventions and rules of society and will end up a criminal.
Mencius said that human nature is good. I disagree with that.
Now it is human nature to want to eat to ones fill when hungry to want to warm up when cold to want to rest when tired. These all are a part of people's emotional nature.
In antiquity the sage kings recognized that men's nature is bad and that their tendencies were not being corrected and their lawlessness controlled.
Human nature is evil and goodness is caused by intentional activity.
Music is a fantastic peacekeeper of the world it is integral to harmony and it is a required fundamental of human emotion.
If knowledge and foresight are too penetrating and deep unify them with ease and sincerity.
If the blood humor is too strong and robust calm it with balance and harmony.
In order to properly understand the big picture everyone should fear becoming mentally clouded and obsessed with one small section of truth.
A person is born with feelings of envy and hate. If he gives way to them they will lead him to violence and crime and any sense of loyalty and good faith will be abandoned.
I would say that although my music may be or may have been part of the cultural background fabric of the gay community I consider myself an outsider who belongs everywhere and nowhere... Being a human being is what truly counts. That's where you'll find me.