Confucius (551–479 BC), the ancient Chinese philosopher

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”

“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.”

“Respect yourself and others will respect you.”

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

“When anger rises, think of the consequences.”

“They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.”

“Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.”

“A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it is committing another mistake.”

A Great Book to check out is “The Analects of Confucius”, the collection of sayings and ideas attributed to Confucius and his contemporaries, traditionally believed to have been written by Confucius’ followers.

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