This is a way of life for a man of virture: to cultivate his character by keeping a peaceful mind, and nourish his morality by a frugal living. Only freedom from vanity can show one’s lofty goal of life; and only peace of mind can help him to achieve something lasting. To be talented, one must learn; and to learn, one must have a peaceful mind. One cannot develop his talent without learning, and one cannot accomplish his learning without peace of mind. Frivolity will prevent one from going deep into learning, and impetuousness will prevent one from moulding a noble character. One’s age will flee with time, and one’s ambition will wane with each passing day. If he does not exert himself in time, his mind would wither away like flowers and he would become a good-for-nothing in the world. And in the end, he could only perch in his humble dwelling, lamenting for his lost prime that will never come back to him again.
The letter to expostulate his son
The morals and behavior of the virtuous character. its depends on Quietly Strive and Thrifty. The Quietly Strive can Improve their cultivation, the Thrifty can Develop their own moral character. If not seek fame and wealth and not quiet stability will not be able to show their determination and achieve the ambitious goals.Learning must reflecting back,competence”s growth comes from constantly Learning.Do not learn will not be able to have a broad range of talents and an academic can not be achieved without ambitious.Remissness would not be able to revivify.