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Biography - Confucius:

Chinese teacher, editor, politician and philosopher.
Born: -551 - Died: -479
Period:
5th century BC
6th century BC
Place of birth: China
China

There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.




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Wisdom is the daughter of experience.




Quotes for: wisdom


Quotes

Quotes about wisdom:


Patience is the companion of wisdom.





Wisdom leads us back to childhood.





This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.





The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.





Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.





Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.











Quotes for: experience


Quotes

Quotes for: experience


Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.





What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.





Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.





Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.





Experience is the teacher of all things.





No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.











Quotes

Confucius also said...


Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.





Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.





Demand much from yourself, little from others, and you will prevent discontent.





The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.





They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.





The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.












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