Confucius – A Good Day and The Value of Joy

1.4 Master Zeng [Zengzi] said, “Every day I examine myself on three points.  When I worked to benefit someone else, did I do my best?  In my relationship with my friends, did I fail to be trustworthy?  Did I pass on any knowledge I myself had not put into practice?”

7.16 The Master said, “Eating course grain, drinking water and a bended arm for a pillow-joy could be found in these things to, too.  Wealth and power unrightfully gained mean as much to me as the drifting clouds.”

Confucius from The Analects