To Brother Mo, Written On A Boat At Huaian ／Zheng Banqiao
The best point about (Su) Tungp’o is that he felt all his life that there was no bad man in this world. I, your foolish elder brother, have all my life criticized people without mincing words, but whenever someone has one good point or special ability, or said one good word or done one good deed, I have never failed to praise it with all my heart. It is because I love people that whenever I have several thousand dollars, I must use it all. And when I find myself in difficult straits, other people have often helped me.
How The Tongue Survived The Teeth ／ Shuo Yuan
“Does not the tongue last longer because it is soft? And is it not because the teeth are hard that they fall off earlier?” replied Laotse. “Ah, yes,” said Ch’ang Ch’uang. “There you have learned all the principles concerning the world. I have nothing else to teach you.”