Sunday, August 22, 2010

Quotes From The Sages

Stand high and see far.
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Suffer defeats when victory is within one’s grasp.
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When a melon is ripe, it falls off its stem——–Things will be easily settled when conditions are mature.
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One log cannot prop up a tottering building, one person alone cannot save the world.
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A boat sailing against the current must forge ahead or it will be driven back.
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Good medicine cures sickness, similarly, unpalatable advice benefits conducts.
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The One -Thousand-Mile journey is started by taking the first step.
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It is easy to dodge a spear in the open, but hard to guard against arrow shot from hiding.
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A centipede does not topple over even when dead.
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Facts will eventually scotch rumors.
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An error in the breadth of a single hair can lead you a thousand-mile astray.
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Follow good advices as naturally as a river follows its course.
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The spectators see the chess game better than the player, or the onlookers sees most of the game.
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A just cause enjoys abundant support while an unjust one finds little support.
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Nothing venture, nothing gain.
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Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.
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Read 10,000 volumes of books, travel 10,000 miles of distances.

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Happy Sunday!

19 comments:

Sam Liu said...

Beautiful and poignant words of wisdom, my favourite was, "Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment." Thank you for sharing these, and a happy Sunday to you too, Jingle :D

william said...

excellent quotes dear, loved em, happy sunday u deserve them :) xx

Love Quotes Sayings Bible said...

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welcome to my world of poetry said...

I love reading quotes and some of these are new to me. Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne.

JBSTUFF said...

Words of wisdom can cause joy.Word of sorrow can cause regret. Have a blessed day.

Muthering Heights said...

Lovely! :)

TALON said...

These were lovely, Jingle. Thank you so much for sharing!

Sandra said...

A centipede does not topple over when dead....why does this make me so pleased? What do I have against centipedes toppling over?

croleyc69 said...

What beautiful quotes , lovely.

Caroline

Evelyn said...

A nice collection!

Robert Guthrie said...

Oh, the wisdom of a melon.

Heff said...

Sorry, I don't read, lol.

Dom* said...

Silence is always best as the rock has endured this for aeons and still is...as to be it still takes in its depths to stay centrally aligned with the Universe so the only wisdom I ever seem to look from is the abstract and that would be silence and stillness in the rock..enjoy Jingle and Happy Monday to ya(+)
soulbro*:)xo

Manda said...

These are fantastic!!!

DrSoosie said...

Always love your inspirational words!! P.S. I am back to writing on my blog and hope you can stop by if you get a chance!!

G-Man said...

Jingle Belle...
I coined a couple of those maxims!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love reading quotes...I hope someday I say something really wise like one of these....

izzy said...

I love the first one! thanks

signed...bkm said...

Wonderful quotes...love..."knowing yourself is enlightenment"...blessings..bkm