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“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.”
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“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
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“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”
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“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
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“He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.”
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“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
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“If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.”
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“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
Confucius, Confucius: The Analects
“The funniest people are the saddest ones”
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“Study the past if you would define the future.”
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“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”
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“To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.”
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“Respect yourself and others will respect you.”
Confucius, Sayings of Confucius
“Silence is a true friend who never betrays.”
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“You cannot open a book without learning something.”
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“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.”
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“Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.”
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“The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.”
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“What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.”
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“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
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“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”
Confucius, The Book of Rites
“The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.”
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“The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?”
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“The man of wisdom is never of two minds;
the man of benevolence never worries;
the man of courage is never afraid.”
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“It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.”
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“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.”
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“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”
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“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”
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“It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.”
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“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.”
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