Friday, July 28, 2017

Confucius: Silence is a true friend who never betrays.

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”
― Confucius

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
― Confucius

“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”
― Confucius

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
― Confucius

“He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.”
― Confucius

“If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.”
― Confucius

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
― Confucius

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
― Confucius, Confucius: The Analects

“The funniest people are the saddest ones.”
― Confucius

“Study the past if you would define the future.”
― Confucius

“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”
― Confucius

“To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.”
― Confucius

“Respect yourself and others will respect you.”
― Confucius, Sayings of Confucius

“Silence is a true friend who never betrays.”
― Confucius

“You cannot open a book without learning something.”
― Confucius

“Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.”
― Confucius

“When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.”
― Confucius

“What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.”
― Confucius

“The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.”
― Confucius

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
― Confucius

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”
― Confucius, The Book of Rites

“It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.”
― Confucius

“The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?”
― Confucius

“The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.”
― Confucius

“The man of wisdom is never of two minds;
the man of benevolence never worries;
the man of courage is never afraid.”
― Confucius

“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”
― Confucius

“Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.”
― Confucius

“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”
― Confucius

“It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.”
― Confucius

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.”
― Confucius

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