Give a fish to a man; he has food for a day.
Teach a man to fish; he learns a skill for life.
Under an overturned nest, can there be unbroken eggs?
Like Weather, one's fortune may change by the evening.
Luu Mengzheng - Song Dynasty
Learn without thinking begets ignorance.
Think without learning is dangerous.
Confucius - Lun Yu Chap. 2
With a heavy load and a long journey
Lunyu - Confucius
Help one another, for we are all in the same boat.
Running a large country is like cooking a small fish.
by Lao Zi
Everyone eats and drinks; yet only few appreciate the taste of food.
Doctrine of Mean, 4.2
To worry before the common people worries;
To enjoy only after the people can enjoy.
Yueyanglou by Fan Zhongyan
People with virtue must speak out;
People who speak are not all virtuous.
Analect ( Lun Yu ) - Confucius
Love at First Sight
Yi Jian Zhong Qing
What you do not wish upon yourself,
extend not to others.
Analect ( Lun Yu ) - Confucius 15:24 and 12:5
Never seek illicit wealth
Book of Rites ( Liji ) - Confucius
Never hesitate to ask a lesser person.
Utopia according to Thomas More
Utopia (Tatong) according to
If you know, recognize that you know,
If you don't know, then realize that you don't know:
That is knowledge.
He who depends on himself will attain the
the greatest happiness
Book of Odes
Respect the gods and the devils
but keep them at a distance
Confucius Lunyu 6-22
Justice for All in the World
The Master said: "In learning and straightway practising is
there not pleasure also? When friends gather round from
afar do we not rejoice? Whom lack of fame cannot vex is not he
With strength to lift mountains and spirit to take on the World
Every tree and every blade of grass appears to be enemy soldiers.
Make My Home Everywhere within the Four Seas
The World Is My Home
(The World is My Oyster)
Xiao He to the Emperor (Han Dynasty)
Life is finite,
While knowledge is infinite.
The World is Large -
Its beauty indescrible.
Since the dawn of time every one will die,
Let the history books note my death with loyalty at heart.
All men are brothers
Rise and fall of a nation rests with every one of its citizens
Man Lost His Horse; Is His Luck Bad?
Old Horse Knows the Way
- Story by Han Fei Zi
Like burying one's head in the sand
Women can hold up half the sky
- Mao Zedong
Black cat or white cat: If it can catch mice, it's a good cat
Without going outside, you may know the whole world!
-Chap. 47, DaoDeJing
Lao Zi [Lao Tze]
Every child born, has innate goodness.
-Line 1, Three Word Essay
"The sky is falling!", so worries the man from Ji
- Story by LieZi
Mencius' Mother Moves Her Home Three Times
to better her son's education
Yueh Fei's Mother tattooed these words on her son's back.
I dreamt I was a Butterfly
- Story of Zhuang Zi
- Story of Spear and Shield
Give me liberty, or give me death!
- Patrick Henry, 1775
- Fan Zhongyan, 988-1052
Let's put our heads together for the benefit of all
Live in peace tho' living away from home
Seeing it once is better than being told 100 times.
bai wen bu ru yi jian
- Zhou Chongguo, Han Dynasty
A picture is worth ten thousand words
By Fred Barnard (American), March 10,1927, and often mis-quoted as
an old Chinese proverb.
Set the goal too high and way off!
An inch of time is an inch of gold.
But an inch of gold can't buy an inch of time.
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Ban Chao - Hou Han Shu
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