Whether the gentleman is capable or not, he is loved all the same; conversely the petty man is loathed all the same.
If the gentleman has ability, he is magnanimous, generous, tolerant, and straightforward, through which he opens the way to instruct others.
In antiquity the sage kings recognized that men's nature is bad and that their tendencies were not being corrected and their lawlessness controlled.
If what the heart approves conforms to proper patterns, then even if one's desires are many, what harm would they be to good order?
I once tried standing up on my toes to see far out in the distance, but I found that I could see much farther by climbing to a high place.