Chinese Philosopher Quotes


205 Chinese Philosopher quotes:



"In such diffused changes of culture two factors are necessary: contact and understanding."
"In the year 1915 a series of trivial incidents led some Chinese students in Cornell University to take up the question of reforming the Chinese language."
"India Conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border."
"It is only through contact and comparison that the relative value or worthlessness of the various cultural elements can be clearly and critically seen and understood."
"Life and human society are the chief concern of Confucianism and, through it, the chief concern of the Chinese people."
"On July 26, 1916, I announced to all my friends in America that from now on I resolved to write no more poems in the classical language, and to begin my experiments in writing poetry in the so-called vulgar tongue of the people."
"Only when we realize that there is no eternal, unchanging truth or absolute truth can we arouse in ourselves a sense of intellectual responsibility."
"Practically all the prominent leaders of thought in China today are openly agnostics and even atheists."
"The Renaissance movement of the last two decades differs from all the early movements in being a fully conscious and studied movement."
"The rise of the dramas in the thirteenth century, and the rise of the great novels in a later period, together with their frank glorification of love and the joys of life, may be called the Third Renaissance."
"What is sacred among one people may be ridiculous in another; and what is despised or rejected by one cultural group, may in a different environment become the cornerstone for a great edifice of strange grandeur and beauty."
"Within my own life, I read all the beloved novels by lamps of vegetable oil; I saw the Standard Oil invading my own village, I saw gas lamps in the Chinese shops in Shanghai; and I saw their elimination by electric lights."
"After a couple years of occasional lessons with Pass I moved to Boston to attend the New England Conservatory."
"I agree totally with Metheny regarding the sound influencing the way you play."
"I love the traditional sound of a guy like Wes or Jim Hall and when I'm playing that type of music I gravitate to that kind of sound."
"I was exposed to jazz early on."
"In fact like most other kids in the late 60's I was listening to Hendrix, Allman Bros., Beatles, Eric Clapton and Led Zepplin among other stuff."
"People who listen to the music for the music and are adventurous in their playing tend to dig it, those who have a narrower perspective don't."
"Still others want a traditional guitar sound if they call you for guitar."
"The combination of experience and experimentation will ultimately yield a personal sound."


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