having a good friend is akin to having a good neighbor.–Quoted from poet WangBo by LiGen in the welcome banquet to China in 19842. qián rén zāi shù，hòu rén chéng liáng前人栽树， 后人乘凉One generation plants a tree, the next sits in its shade.–Quoted by George Walker Bush in the welcome banquet to China in 19843. dà dào zhī xíng yě， tiān xià wéi gōng大道之行也，天下为公When the great way is followed,all under heaven will be equal.–Quote from The Book of Rites by William Jefferson Clinton during his visit to China in1998 4. mín wéi bāng běn， běn gù bāng níng 民惟邦本，本固邦宁The people should be cherished, the people are the root of a country,(when )the root (is) firm, the country is tranquil.–Quoted from Book of Documents by George Walker Bush in 2005.5. qián shì bú wàng， hòu shì zhī shī 前事不忘，后事之师Consider the past, and you shall know the future.-Quoted by Barack Obama in 20096. shān jìng zhī qī jiān， jiè rán yòng zhī ér chéng lù； wéi jiān bú yòng， zé máo sè zhī yǐ 。
- hǎi nèi cún zhī jǐ，tiān yá ruò bǐ lín海内存知己，天涯若比邻Although we reside in far corners of the world,
山径之蹊间，介然用之而成路；为间不用，则茅塞之矣。A trail through the mountains，if used，becomes a path in a short time，but，if unused， becomes blocked by grass in an equally short time.–Quoted from Mencius by Barack Obama in 20097. rén xīn qí 、 tài shān yí 人心齐、泰山移When people are of one mind and heart, they can move Mountain Tai.–Quoted by Hillary Clinton in conversation of Chinese-American relationship8. tiān zhī dào， lì ér bú hài﹔ shèng rén zhī dào， wéi ér bù zhēng 。 天之道，利而不害﹔圣人之道，为而不争。The Way of heaven is to benefit others and not to injure.The Way of the sage is to act but not compete.
–Quoted from Dao De Jing by Ban Ki-moon in his inaugural address.