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Bits of Wisdom from Chinese Thinkers


Some of the greatest philosophers in history were the Chinese thinkers. Even though spoken so many centuries ago, their words are of value even today. Take a look at some bits of wisdom from the East which will help you live in harmony and understanding with yourself and others.

Don’t curse the darkness, light a candle.

Defeat lies at the base of every success.

Don't seek the answers, seek to understand the questions.

If you follow in someone's footsteps, you're not an example, but a copy.

Only a true wise person would be happy to hear words that aren't pleasant.

Teachers open the door but you must enter by yourself.

The only mistake is repeating past failures.

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

Happiness is not something you get through prayer.

If you don't want others to find out what you've done, then don't do it.

He who knows when to stop is master of his own fate.

Each day you don't progress, you fall behind.

He who is his own master is slave to no one.

All things are difficult before they are easy.

The wise man never strives for extremes.

You can't help someone who doesn't want to be helped.

Be not afraid of moving slowly. Be afraid of standing still.