Poverty is not a disgrace; disgrace lies in poverty without ambition. A mean position is not a cause for contempt; contempt belongs to one in a mean position without ability. Old age is no cause for regret; regret that one is old, having lived in vain. Death is no cause for sorrow; sorrow that one dies without benefit to the world.

Mr. Tut-tut (fl. 17th C.) Chinese collector of proverbs (pseud.)
One Hundred Proverbs
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
Link to this post
More quotes by Tut-tut, Mr.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.