Neglect of what is good in me; want of thoroughness in study; failure to do the right when told me; lack of strength to overcome faults, these are my sorrows.

Confucius

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Without truth I know not how man can live. A cart without a crosspole, a carriage without a harness, how could they be moved?

Confucius

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At sight of worth, think to grow like it. When evil meets thee, search thine own heart.

Confucius

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Unruly when young, unmentioned as a man, undying when old, spells good-for-nothing!

Confucius

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Respect yourself and others will respect you.

Confucius

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Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.

Confucius

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Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it.

Confucius

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To learn and practise what is learned from time to time is pleasure, is it not? To have friends from afar is happiness, is it not? To be unperturbed when not appreciated by others is a gentleman, is it not?

Confucius

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Silence is the true friend that never betrays.

Confucius

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If a man withdraws his mind from the love of beauty, and applies it as sincerely to the love of the virtuous if, in serving his parents, he can exert his utmost strength if, in serving his prince, he can devote his life if in his intercourse with his friends, his words are sincere – although men say that he has not learned, I will certainly say that he has.

Confucius

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Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated

Confucius

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What is the sound of one hand clapping?

Confucius

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Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

Confucius

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Good is no hermit. It has ever neighbors.

Confucius

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The way to do is to be.

Confucius

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We hope you enjoyed this ancient Chinese wisdom and that it helps you to explore tai chi from a different perspective.

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