Forget injuries; never forget kindness.
Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)
Contributed by: Kaeru
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 most bitter.
Source: Confucius Quotes
Contributed by: jdp
Tzu-kung asked, 'Is there a single word which can be a guide to conduct throughout one's life?' The Master said, 'It is perhaps the word 'shu.' Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.
Source: The Analects
Contributed by: Zaady
Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated.
When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine yourself.
There is one single thread binding my way together...the way of the Master consists in doing one's best...that is all.
Even when walking in the company of two other men, I am bound to be able to learn from them. The good points of the one I copy; the bad points of the other I correct in myself.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The Three Armies can be deprived of their commanding officer, but even a common man cannot be deprived of his purpose.
As in the case of making a mound, if, before the very last basketful, I stop, then I shall have stopped. As in the case of leveling the ground, if, though tipping only one basketful, I am going forward, then I shall be making progress.
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