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Study without reflection is a waste of time; reflection without study is dangerous. Confucius He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes. It is the beautiful bird which gets caged. Good words are like a string of pearls. The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake. Confucius When your horse is on the brink of a precipice it is too late to pull the reins. Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. A man must insult himself before others will. When anger arises, think of the consequences. Confucius Virtue cannot live in solitude; neighbors are sure to grow up around it. Talk does not cook rice. They who know the truth are not equal to those who love it, and they who love it are not equal to those who find pleasure in it. If you walk on snow you cannot hide your footprints. When the ear will not listen, the heart escapes sorrow. Do not remove a fly from your friend's head with a hatchet. The daughter of a crab does not give birth to a bird. Vegetables of one's own raising are not relished --- those from other's gardens are the best. Go home and make a net if you desire to get fishes. The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. Words are the voice of the heart. Confucius A vacant mind is open to all suggestions as a hollow building echoes all sounds. It takes little effort to watch a man carry a load. Much wealth will not come if a little does not go. It is only when the cold season comes that we know the pine and cypress to be evergreens. One's good deeds are only known at home; one's bad deeds far away. A needle is sharp only at one end. Look for a thing till you find it and you'll not lose your labor. He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount. Thatch your roof before rainy weather; dig your well before you become parched with thirst. Rotten wood cannot be carved. Not the cry, but the flight of the wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow. A man's faults all conform to his type of mind. Observe his faults and you may know his virtues. A diamond with a flaw is preferable to a common stone with none. Those who know when they have enough are rich. More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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