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Saturday, 28 September 2019

Saturday Rave: Confucius he say.

Confucius really did say:

To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous

which is fair enough (though the meaning of study in the second part of that saying is perhaps rather different from that in the first).

There are a lot of things, however which Confucius didn't say, despite all claims to the contary. Like these:

Man who run in front of car get tired. Man who run behind car get exhausted.

War not determine who is right. War determine who is left.

He who think only of number one forgets this number next to nothing.


Whether Confucius would have agreed with these pearls of wisdom we shall, sadly, never know.

But, in any case, I hope he'd have laughed.

Word To Use Today: wisdom. This word has been pretty much the same in English for over a thousand years.

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