Tuesday May 23, 2023
Confucius: How to put the world in order
To put the world in order,
we must first put the nation in order;
to put the nation in order,
we must first put the family in order;
to put the family in order;
we must first cultivate our personal life;
we must first set our hearts right.
Tuesday May 16, 2023
Confucius: Speech and actions
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
Friday May 12, 2023
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Wednesday Apr 19, 2023
Confucius: Do right
To see what is right, and not do it is the worst cowardice.
Tuesday Apr 11, 2023
Confucius: Don't stop
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Friday Mar 17, 2023
Confucius: Don't complain
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
Wednesday Feb 15, 2023
Confucius: What do you know?
To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.
Tuesday Dec 20, 2022
Confucius: Superior, and small men
What the superior man seeks in himself; is what the inferior man seeks in others.
Friday Dec 16, 2022
Confucius: Real knowledge
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Wednesday Dec 7, 2022
Confucius: How to save someone's life
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.
Monday Nov 28, 2022
Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.
Wednesday Nov 2, 2022
Confucius: How to think
When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.
Wednesday Aug 31, 2022
Confucius: Talking and silence
If what one has to say is not better than silence, then one should keep silent.
Monday Aug 22, 2022
Confucius: Speak after action
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
Tuesday Jul 5, 2022
Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
Wednesday Jun 15, 2022
Confucius: Moving stones
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
Monday Mar 28, 2022
Confucius: Your job
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Friday Mar 11, 2022
Confucius: Appreciating abilities
It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.
Monday Jan 31, 2022
Confucius: Respect yourself
Respect yourself and others will respect you.
Friday Jan 14, 2022
Confucius: Asking questions
The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.
Friday Jan 7, 2022
Confucius: Questions and answers
He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.
Friday Aug 6, 2021
Confucius: Your example
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
Friday Mar 5, 2021
Confucius: Three learning methods
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.
Thursday Sep 17, 2020
Confucius: Friction and trials
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
Thursday Jun 11, 2020
Confucius: hearing, seeing and doing
I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
Friday Mar 13, 2020
Confucius: The evel in yourself
Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.
Thursday Feb 6, 2020
Confucius: Be careful with what you impose on others
Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.
Thursday Jan 30, 2020
Confucius: Look into your own heart
If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?
Tuesday Jan 21, 2020
Confucius: Anger and consequences
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Thursday Jan 2, 2020
Confucius: Your teachers
If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.
Thursday Dec 26, 2019
Confucius: Falling and Rising
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Thursday Nov 28, 2019
Confucius: People are equal
In their nature all people are equal, it is their habits that make the differences.
Thursday Apr 11, 2019
Confucius: Persons of worth
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.
Tuesday Feb 26, 2019
Confucius: Good thoughts
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Wednesday Feb 21, 2018
Confucius: With all your heart
Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
Monday Nov 6, 2017
Confucius: Life is Simple
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Tuesday May 31, 2016
Confucius: What are we ashamed of
In a country well governed,
poverty is something to be ashamed of.
In a country badly governed,
wealth is something to be ashamed of.
Friday May 20, 2016
Confucius: A black cat in the dark
The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.
Friday Apr 29, 2016
Confucius: Imposing on others
If you don't want to do something, don't impose on others.
Friday Mar 11, 2016
Confucius: Your plans
If your plan is for one year, plant rice. If your plan is for ten years, plant trees. If your plan is for one hundred years, educate children.
Friday Mar 4, 2016
Confucius: It starts with education
Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.
Wednesday Feb 3, 2016
Time flows away like the water in the river.
Tuesday Sep 8, 2015
Confucius: The lion and the tree
A lion chased me up a tree, and I greatly enjoyed the view from the top.
Monday Dec 1, 2014
Confucius: The Mistake
If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.
Tuesday Mar 18, 2014
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
Friday Oct 25, 2013
Confucius: How to open de door to personal excellence
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.