Who can (make) the muddy water (clear)? Let it be still, and it will gradually become clear.



Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: Chinese

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Can there be a love which does not make demands on its object?

A man of humanity is one who, in seeking to establish himself, finds a foothold for others and who, in desiring attaining himself, helps others to attain.

Those who know the TRUTH are not equal to those who love it.

I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there.

The Master said: ‘Artful speech and an ingratiating demeanour rarely accompany virtue.

He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own.

A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do we know that his future will not be equal to our present?

Am I a man of great wisdom? Hardly! Even when a simple person brings me a question, my mind goes utterly blank, I just thrash it out until I've exhausted every possibility.

Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.

Behind every smile there's teeth.

If you want to make a stand, help others make a stand, and if you want to reach your goal, help others reach their goal. Consider yourself and treat others accordingly: this is the method of Humanity.

To know that one knows what one knows and to know that one doesnt know what one doesnt know there lies true wisdom.

If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.

By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.