Confucius said: "The superior man thinks of virtue; the inferior man thinks of possessions." "The superior man is dignified but not proud; the inferior man is proud but not dignified." "A resolute scholar and a man of humanity will never seek to live at the expense of humanity." "The superior man seeks room for improvement or occasion to blame in himself; the inferior man seeks it in others."
*A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy by Chan Wing-Tsit