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Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.
~ Chinese Proverbs
They who know the truth are not equal to those who love it, and they who love it are not equal to those who find pleasure in it.
~ Chinese Proverbs
A man must insult himself before others will.
~ Chinese Proverbs
Do not anxiously hope for that which is not yet come; do not vainly regret what is already past.
~ Chinese Proverbs
Virtue cannot live in solitude; neighbors are sure to grow up around it.
~ Chinese Proverbs

Words are the voice of the heart.
~ Chinese Proverbs
When the ear will not listen, the heart escapes sorrow.
~ Chinese Proverbs
Vegetables of one's own raising are not relished --- those from other's gardens are the best.
~ Chinese Proverbs
Go home and make a net if you desire to get fishes.
~ Chinese Proverbs
The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.
~ Chinese Proverbs
When anger arises, think of the consequences.
~ Chinese Proverbs
One's good deeds are only known at home; one's bad deeds far away.
~ Chinese Proverbs
A vacant mind is open to all suggestions as a hollow building echoes all sounds.
~ Chinese Proverbs
It takes little effort to watch a man carry a load.
~ Chinese Proverbs
Much wealth will not come if a little does not go.
~ Chinese Proverbs
It is only when the cold season comes that we know the pine and cypress to be evergreens.
~ Chinese Proverbs
Thatch your roof before rainy weather; dig your well before you become parched with thirst.
~ Chinese Proverbs
A needle is sharp only at one end.
~ Chinese Proverbs
Look for a thing till you find it and you'll not lose your labor.
~ Chinese Proverbs
He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes.
~ Chinese Proverbs
Rotten wood cannot be carved.
~ Chinese Proverbs
Not the cry, but the flight of the wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
~ Chinese Proverbs
It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness.
~ Chinese Proverbs
He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount.
~ Chinese Proverbs
A man's faults all conform to his type of mind. Observe his faults and you may know his virtues.
~ Chinese Proverbs
The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than them.
~ Chinese Proverbs

A diamond with a flaw is preferable to a common stone with none.
~ Chinese Proverbs
Those who know when they have enough are rich.
~ Chinese Proverbs
If you want happiness for an hour take a nap. If you want happiness for a day go fishing.
If you want happiness for a month get married.
If you want happiness for a year inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime help someone else.
~ Chinese Proverbs

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He was a thinker, political figure, educator, and founder of the Ru School of Chinese thought. Known to the Chinese as Master Kong and to the rest of the world as Confucius, he created a philosophy based on virtue and believed in honesty, respect, sincerity.

Confucius taught that it was not the satisfaction of the senses in the present moment that would bring true happiness, but well-planned actions and the helping of fellow man which mattered most.
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