Confucius said, “I’ve never met a really solid person.”

Someone asked, “What about Shen Cheng?”

Confucius replied, “Shen Cheng is lustful. How could he be solid?”


Confucius said, “A noble person guards against three things. When young, and the blood is up, guard against lust. When mature, and energy is in full force, guard against rage. When old, and on the decline, guard against acquisitiveness.”