Like Weather, one’s fortune may change by the evening. Luu Mengzheng – Song Dynasty. Chinese wisdom. A person with great knowledge, is equally looking at distant and close, does not consider small null and void, and the great – great, because he knows that the relative sizes of things. He argues, stating that the present and the past is the same thing, and therefore doesn’t long for the distant past, and does not try to grab a close now, because he knows that the time never stops. He explores the fullness and emptiness, and therefore finding, does not rejoice, losing is not sad, because he knows that fate is not constant. He clearly understands the way, and therefore does not rejoice in the birth of his misfortune, and does not consider his death, because he knows that the end and the beginning of alternate.
All men are brothers
Help one another, for we are all in the same boat.
“Past scholars studied to improve themselves; Today’s scholars study to impress others.” Confucius
Justice for All in the World
If you know, recognize that you know, If you don’t know, then realize that you don’t know: That is knowledge. Confucius. True knowledge is when one knows the limitations of one’s knowledge.
I’d rather die for speaking out,
than to live and be silent. – Fan Zhongyan, 988-1052
Old Horse Knows the Way – Story by Han Fei Zi
People with virtue must speak out; People who speak are not all virtuous. Chap.14, Analect ( Lun Yu ) – Confucius
He who depends on himself will attain the the greatest happiness, Book of Odes
Running a large country is like cooking a small fish. Chap.60, DaoDeJing by Lao Zi
Under an overturned nest, can there be unbroken eggs?
The Master said: “In learning and straightway practicing is there not pleasure also? When friends gather round from afar do we not rejoice? Whom lack of fame cannot vex is not he a gentleman?” -Chap.1, LunYu. Confucius
Love at First Sight. Yi Jian Zhong Qing
Live in peace tho’ living away from home
Life is finite, While knowledge is infinite. Zhuang Zi
Learn without thinking begets ignorance. Think without learning is dangerous. Confucius – Lun Yu Chap. 2
Without going outside, you may know the whole world! -Chap. 47, DaoDeJing Lao Zi [Lao Tze]
With a heavy load and a long journey. Lunyu – Confucius
Women can hold up half the sky – Mao Zedong
Respect the gods and the devils but keep them at a distance. Confucius Lunyu 6-22
Give a fish to a man; he has food for a day. Teach a man to fish; he learns a skill for life.
Worry before the common people worry; Enjoy only after the people can enjoy.
Everyone eats and drinks; yet only few appreciate the taste of food. What you do not wish upon yourself, extend not to others.
Like burying one’s head in the sand
Seeing it once is better than being told 100 times. bai wen bu ru yi jian Ref. – Zhou Chongguo, Han Dynasty
Every child born, has innate goodness