Chinese Philosopher Quotes

205 Chinese Philosopher quotes:

"All existing things are really one. We regard those that are beautiful and rare as valuable, and those that are ugly as foul and rotten The foul and rotten may come to be transformed into what is rare and valuable, and the rare and valuable into what is foul and rotten."
"It is not difficult to govern. All one has to do is not to offend the noble families."
"Friendship is one mind in two bodies."
"Great is the man who has not lost his childlike heart."
"Evil exists to glorify the good. Evil is negative good. It is a relative term. Evil can be transmuted into good. What is evil to one at one time, becomes good at another time to somebody else."
"We live, not as we wish to, but as we can."
"There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination."
"Every duty is a charge, but the charge of oneself is the root of all others."
"Sincerity is the way to heaven."
"Friends are the siblings God never gave us."
"Let men decide firmly what they will not do, and they will be free to do vigorously what they ought to do."
"Truth uttered before its time is always dangerous."
"He who attends to his greater self becomes a great man, and he who attends to his smaller self becomes a small man."
"If the king loves music, there is little wrong in the land."
"The great man is he who does not lose his child's-heart."
"After learning the language and culture of the Chinese people, these Jesuits began to establish contacts with the young intellectuals of the country."
"And revolutions always mean the breakdown of old authority."
"Confucius was a humanist and an agnostic."
"For all the social changes in China can be traced to their early beginnings in the days when the new tools or vehicles of commerce and locomotion first brought the Chinese people into unavoidable contact with the strange ways and novel goods of the Western peoples."
"Historically, there had been many periods of Chinese Renaissance."

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