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Philosopher Quotes

Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt. – Henri Frederic Amiel

Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life. – Henri Frederic Amiel

What you think means more than anything else in your life. More than what you earn, more than where you live, more than your social position, and more than what anyone else may think about you. – George Matthew Adams

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. – Confucius

Philosopher Quotes

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good. – Confucius

Everything must justify its existence before the judgment seat of Reason, or give up existence. – Friedrich Engels

Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists. – Blaise Pascal

For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill. – Sun Tzu

Realities of Life

Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak. – Sun Tzu
By always taking out and never putting in, the bottom is soon reached. – Spanish proverb
Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire. – Confucius
He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much. – Lao Tzu
He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good. – Confucius
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. – Chinese proverb
If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear? – Confucius
If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it’s OK. But you’ve got to shoot for something. A lot of people don’t even shoot. – Confucius
If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want ten years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want one hundred years of prosperity, grow people. – Chinese Proverb
Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. – Lao Tzu
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. – Bruce Lee
The cautious seldom err. – Confucius
The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them. – Confucius
The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue. – Confucius
The man of wisdom is never in two minds about right and wrong; the man of benevolence never worries about the future; the man of courage is never afraid. – Confucius
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. – Confucius
The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour. – Japanese proverb
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action. – Confucius
The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has. – Confucius
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. – Confucius
The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later. – Confucius
The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort. – Confucius
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. – Confucius
To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short. – Confucius
When anger rises, think of the consequences. – Confucius
When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. – Confucius
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. – Confucius
Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts? – Confucius