Confucius : 551-479 BC

China's most famous teacher, philosopher, and political theorist.

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing.

When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.

Study the past if you would divine the future.

A fool despises good counsel, but a wise man takes it to heart.

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.

If you know, to recognize that you know, if you don't know, to realise that you don't know: That is knowledge.

To love a thing means wanting it to live.

He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.

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.

No matter where you go - there you are.

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.

When anger rises, think of the consequences.

Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.

Consideration for others is the basic of a good life, a good society.

The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.

Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude.

If you would one day renovate yourself, do so from day to day.

Seek not every quality in one individual.

Straightforwardness, without the rules of propriety, becomes rudeness.