De 20 mooiste quotes van Confucius

Maaike Kooijman 14 aug 2018 Mind

In de Bedrock-serie ‘De mooiste quotes van…’ delen we regelmatig inspirerende citaten van wijze mensen. Eerder kwamen onder andere Eckhart Tolle en Deepak Chopra al aan bod; vandaag hebben we een wijze die iets eh, eerder leefde. Confucius was een denker en sociaal filosoof uit het oude China, dat wil zeggen, zo'n 500 jaar voor Christus. Hij wordt nog steeds gezien als een voorbeeld voor alle leraren.

De 20 mooiste quotes van Confucius

  1. “He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.”
  2. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
  3. “He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.”
  4. “We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.”
  5. “If what one has to say is not better than silence, then one should keep silent.”
  6. “Your life is what your thoughts make it.”
  7. “To see what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.”
  8. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
  9. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
  10. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
  11. “Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.”
  12. “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”
  13. “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.”
  14. “Respect yourself and others will respect you.”
  15. “Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.”
  16. “The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.”
  17. “Act with kindness but do not expect gratitude.”
  18. “In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.”
  19. “He who searches for evil, must first look at his own reflection.”
  20. “Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself. ”

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