The Five Virtues of Confucius
Confucius believed that a good government was the basis for a peaceful and happy society. And the basis for a good government was good officials. In order to become a “good official” a person had to master the following Five Virtues:
Li for ritual etiquette, manners, gravity
"Men's natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart."
Ren stands for Kindness to the fellow man
“Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses."
Xin stands for truthfulness, faithfulness and sincerity
“The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions”
Yi for righteousness or honesty, generosity of soul
“When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves”
Xiao for filial piety, for strong family values
“The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home”