No possible rearrangement of
bad eggs can ever make a good omelet.
If you fear that people will know – don’t do it.
In the midst of great anger, do not answer a man’s letter.
To save one life is better than to build a seven-story pagoda.
Long visits bring short compliments.
Never be boastful; someone may come along who knew you as a child.
You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can
keep them from building nests in your hair.
He who tells me of my faults is my teacher; he who tells me of my virtues does
Words cannot change the truth. Being in the right does not depend on having a
Behave towards everyone as if receiving a great guest.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Think of your own faults the first part of the night when you are awake, and of
the faults of others the latter part of the night when you are a sleep.
Patience is power; with time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes silk.
Quotes from Chinese Philosopher
Confucius –550-478 B.C.
is a true friend who never betrays.
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his
To see what is right and not to do it, is want of courage.
The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He
examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that
he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.
We should worship as though the Deity were present. If my mind is
not engaged in my worship, it is as though I worshipped not.
To be able under all circumstances to practice five things
constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of
soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
It is easy to be rich and not haughty; but it is difficult to be
poor and not grumble.
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of.
In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
The wise man is informed in what is right. The inferior man is
informed in what will pay.
A man who does not think and plan long ahead will find trouble right
at his door.
There are three degrees of filial piety. The highest is being a
credit to our parents, the next is not disgracing them, and the
lowest is being able simply to support them.
Our headstrong passions shut the door of our souls against God.
The essence of knowledge is having it, to apply it; not having it to
confess your ignorance.
The heart of a wise man should resemble a mirror, which reflects
every object without being sullied by any.