Respect yourself and others will respect you.
Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.
To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace.
Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.
The noble-minded are calm and steady.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.
Study the past if you would define the future.
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.
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It sounds like a great book. FYI: Horror movie: Mary (I don't recall the year, but Gary Oldman is in it. I thought it was good.)ReplyDelete
Thanks! I like Gary Oldman and will look for it :)Delete
...words to remember.ReplyDelete
All of these are extremely wise words. Confucius was definitely on to something.ReplyDelete
No matter what our religion, these words carry wisdom.Delete
Perfect for the class I'm taking. For homework we need to write some affirmations.ReplyDelete
Every quote I've ever heard from Confucius he sounds like an extremely wise man. I am surprised I have never read this, though. May have to remedy that. ;)ReplyDelete
It's an easy book to pick up and put down without any commitment to read every word from first to last.Delete
Wise and beautiful! ValerieReplyDelete
Yes, there's a lot of wisdom there.Delete
I like these very much - thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
I'm glad :)Delete
Talk about getting behind. Wow. I have NO idea why or how, but today is catch-up day.ReplyDelete
I have always thought Confucius knew what he was talking about. Words of wisdom, indeed.
He and his followers did a good job of wisdom, didn't they :)Delete