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The wisdom of Confucius – 1

I read this today – and thought it was perfect to share here. Most of you must be busy planning to ring in the new Year/Decade – and I thought brief snippets would be easier to read than a long post. So over the next 3-4 days I want to share 2-3 little gems from Confucius, the Chinese thinker and philosopher. There’s nothing more fun than to read some life-truths laced with reality and humor. I’ve always been a fan of “Confucius says…”

Enjoy – here’s the first instalment!

1. Just Keep Going

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

If you keep going down the right path, you will eventually get to your intended destination. The hard work is being consistent; anybody can do right for a day. The person who succeeds is the person who stays committed despite the circumstances.

2. Your Friends Matter

“Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.”

Your friends are a prophecy of your future; where they are is where you’re headed. It would serve you well to find friends who are going where you want to go.

3. Good Things Come With a Price

“It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.”

This explains a lot! It’s easy to hate, it’s easy to be negative, it’s easy to make excuses. It is love, forgiveness, and greatness that require a great heart, a great mind, and a great effort.

The next three, tomorrow. Peace!

And for those of us who’ve always enjoyed the humorous, yet meaningful “Confucius say” quotes…here goes:

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Cheers!

Vidya

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