Chinese Philosopher Quotes


205 Chinese Philosopher quotes:



"To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it."
"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."
"The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell."
"Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!"
"When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves."
"Heaven means to be one with God."
"The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has."
"They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom."
"He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it."
"To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge."
"Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage."
"The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most."
"I will not be concerned at other men's not knowing me;I will be concerned at my own want of ability."
"The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution."
"If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and know Earth, you may make your victory complete."
"Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods."
"An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger."
"The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue."
"Silence is a true friend who never betrays."
"If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles."


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