Meet teacher Jung Yakyong. He’s a man on a mission, but many think that he was demoted from the high courts due to his corrupt actions. The students think he’s strange and so do fellow teachers. But he has some wise words to tell them (all from episode 4). Perhaps it would be beneficial to heed his words.
“The Analects of Confucius say that a hero is not a fixed tool. A hero is not a vessel of limited capacity. A hero that is dedicated to pursuing the truth cannot be close-minded and blocked by biases.”
“The Analects of Confucius say that studying is not knowledge. Those with more luxury of knowledge easily think that they are constricted into a narrow world and they tend to become stubborn people. So they relentlessly examine and pursue knowledge, using the brain which was originally very lively, and adapting it to such circumstances. Why? Because you are no longer the prodigy from your local school, and you are no longer the nerds that stay in the house. You are the future leaders of the country, Sungkyunkwan scholars.”
“Intellect is not found in the answer, but in the question. The world that I showed everyone is slowly starting to fade. A so-called teacher is just that insignificant. But those who can question things themselves are those who will be able to find the answers.”
Source: Kdrama-quotes.tumblr.com (AKA my tumblr)