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Unbelievable Chinese Philosopher quotations
Happiness exist when you don't know a thing
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Friends are the siblings God never gave us.
Different Chinese philosophers, writing probably in 5-4 centuries B.
C., presented some major ideas and a way of life that are nowadays known under the name of Taoism, the way of correspondence between man and the tendency or the course of natural world.
Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.
If you would take, you must first give.
To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows will lead to difficulty.
He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know.
Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish, too much handling will spoil it.
In stark contrast with the views of the Greek philosophers and with those of the rest of western intellectuals to the present day, Chinese Taoist thought always defended individual liberty and laissez-faire while attacking the systematic and coercive use of violence typical of government.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
A Chinaman of the T'ang Dynasty—and, by which definition, a philosopher—dreamed he was a butterfly, and from that moment he was never quite sure that he was not a butterfly dreaming it was a Chinese philosopher. Envy him; in his two-fold security.
The ancient philosophers, Chinese, Hindu, Persian, and Greek, were a class than which none has been poorer in outward riches, none so rich inward.
Chinese were bornwith an accumulated wisdom, a natural sophistication, an intelligent naivete, and unless they were transplanted too young, these qualities ripened in them.... If ever I am homesick for China, now that I am home in my own country, it is when I discover here no philosophy. Our people have opinions and creeds and prejudices and ideas but as yet no philosophy.
Development of Western science is based on two great achievements: the invention of the formal logical system (in Euclidean geometry) by the Greek philosophers, and the discovery of the possibility to find out causal relationships by systematic experiment (during the Renaissance). In my opinion, one has not to be astonished that the Chinese sages have not made these steps. The astonishing thing is that these discoveries were made at all.
I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or evil nor do I serve any.