CHINESE PROVERBS-Confucius


  • Real knowledge is knowing the extent of one's ignorance.
  • A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
  • If the ruler is upright, all will go well in his country.
  • Bad government is more terrible than tigers.
  • The strength of a nation derives from the virtue of the home.
  • A gem can't be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
  • Consideration for others is the basis of a good society.
  • The sage knows what is right;  the fool knows what will sell.
  • The sage demands much of himself;  the fool demands much of others.

  • "To know your faults and be able to change is the greatest virtue"
    知錯能改,善莫大焉
  • "What you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others"
    己所不欲,勿施於人。
  • "With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my crooked arm for a pillow - is not joy to be found therein? Riches and honors acquired through unrighteousness are to me as the floating clouds"
    疏食飲水,曲肱而枕,樂在其中矣。不義而富貴,于我如浮雲。
  • "To understand nothing is to understand everything."
    知之为知之,不知为不知,是知也.
  • "Reviewing the day's lessons.Isn't it joyful?Friends come from far.Isn't it delightful?One has never been angry at other's misunderstanding.Isn't he a respectable man?"
    学而时习之,不亦说乎?有朋自远方来,不亦乐乎?人不知而不愠,不亦君子乎?
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