I have always liked the sayings of Confucius. There is so much ageless wisdom and insight in them, and also practical tips you can apply to your own life.
Confucius (K’ung Fu-tzu) lived from 551 BC to 479 BC, during a time when imperial rule was breaking down in China. He was a Chinese social philosopher, whose teachings deeply influenced East Asian life and thought.
Confucius had a simple moral and political teaching: to love others, honor one’s parents, do what is right, rule by moral example instead of by force and violence and other similar teachings.
Confucius did not put into writing the principles of his philosophy. These were handed down through his disciples.
Here are a few of Confucius quotes:
~ Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
~ Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
~ Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
~ When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
~ Those who are firm, enduring, simple and unpretentious are the nearest to virtue.
~ Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
~ Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.