Chinese Philosopher Quotes

205 Chinese Philosopher quotes:

"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps."
"I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being."
"Never give a sword to a man who can't dance."
"The object of the superior man is truth."
"Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs."
"The cautious seldom err."
"To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short."
"To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence."
"What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others."
"He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger."
"We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression."
"There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest."
"Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous."
"In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of."
"Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change."
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"
"Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire."
"When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself."
"The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home."
"The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort."

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