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Chinese proverbs: Confucius says ...

China is known for its proverb culture. Wise words, Sayings, sayings and parablesthat reveal a lot about life. And about the fact that today we can fly to the moon, have the Internet and theoretically everyone knows each other from a maximum of three corners. But that we humans still tick the same way today as we did around 3,000 years ago. And that some rules of success never change. That is why it is good to always be open to new things, but it is just as important to listen to the old ones from time to time. Here and now the opportunity to do so:

Confucius says ...

  • All the darkness in the world cannot be extinguished by the light of a single candle.
  • Drill the well before you're thirsty.
  • The stupid learns from their mistakes, the clever from the mistakes of others.
  • The shortest distance between two people is a smile.
  • The man who removed the mountain was the same one who began to remove the small stones.
  • Man attaches fame like pigs to fat.
  • The fool does what he cannot help but do; the wise leaves what he cannot do.
  • The wise one forgets the insults as the ungrateful one forgets the favors.
  • The wisdom of life consists in turning off the unessential.
  • Friendship is like a cup of tea. It has to be clear and translucent and one has to be able to see the bottom.
  • A path arises when you walk it.
  • Happiness is the only thing that doubles when you share it.
  • If your house has a thousand rooms, you only need one to sleep.
  • Beware of men whose bellies don't wobble when they laugh.
  • No way is longer than the way from the head to the heart.
  • Learning is like rowing against the current - whoever stops drifts back.
  • Solve the problem, not the guilt question.
  • Turtles can tell you more about the trail than rabbits.
  • Our desires are like little children: the more you give in to them, the more demanding they become.
  • You are responsible not only for what you do, but also for what you don't do.
  • If what you want to say is no more beautiful than the silence, then be silent.
  • When the wind of renewal blows, some people build walls and others windmills.
  • If people only spoke of what they understand, there would soon be a great silence on earth.
  • Those who seek revenge dig two graves.
  • If you want to build a tall house, you have to stay on the foundation for a long time.
  • Those who sacrifice their conscience to ambition burn a picture to get the ashes.
  • Knowledge that does not increase daily is decreasing.
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January 10, 2021Author: Jochen Mai

Jochen Mai is the founder and editor-in-chief of the career bible. The author of several books lectures at the TH Köln and is a sought-after keynote speaker, coach and consultant.

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