College Motto Chung Chi College

 

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Chung Chi College’s motto “In Pursuit of Excellence” (止于至善) comes from The Great Learning《大学 – Da Xue》, one of the “Four Books” in Confucianism. It is found at the last part of the opening sentence, ‘What the Great Learning teaches, is to illustrate illustrious virtue; to renovate the people; and to rest in the highest excellence.’ (大学之道 在明明德 在亲民 在止于至善) [English translation: James Legge]

The pursuit of excellence is an eternal endeavor. The College motto upholds the spirit of life-long self-improvement in humanity, and the humble and liberal attitude of “never assuming one has achieved perfection”.