Wisdom According To Confucius

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I am inspired to collect these Confucius quotes while reading The Pakh: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About The Good Life.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

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 bitterest.

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

Silence is a true friend who never betrays.

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.

In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.

It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.

Choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.

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