Great Quotes from Chinese Philosophers & Writers

China is the oldest surviving civilization. The country's collective thinking is shaped by the teachings of its ancient philosophers and the writings of its astute writers. Below is a collection of great quotes from Chinese philosophers and writers.
"Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power." Laozi

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." Confucius

"Whoever criticizes others must have something to replace them. Criticism without suggestion is like trying to stop flood with flood and put out fire with fire. It will surely be without worth." Mozi

"Know yourself and your enemy and you will never lose in a battle." Sun Tzu

"The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact men do not recognize the ability that he has." Confucius

“No remedy but love can make the lovesick well; only the hand that tied the knot can loose the tiger’s bell.” Cao Xueqin

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." Laozi

"The key to success is action, and the essential in action is perseverance." Sun Yat-sen

“It is a general truism of this world that anything long divided will surely unite, and anything long united will surely divide.” Luo Guanzhong

"The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart." Mencius

"To accomplish anything whatsoever one must have standards. None have yet accomplished anything without them." Mozi

“Truth becomes fiction when the fiction’s true; Real becomes not-real where the unreal’s real.” Cao Xueqin

"When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves." Confucius

"Truth uttered before its time is always dangerous." Mencius

"We can learn something from Marxist thinking, but we cannot follow Marxist methods." Sun Yat-sen

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