— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 v.Chr
James Legge translation.
Variant translations: The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his actions.
The greater man does not boast of himself, But does what he must do.
A good man does not give orders, but leads by example.
The Analects, Chapter I, Chapter IV
Original: (zh_Hant) 君子欲訥於言而敏於行。