This Week...Some Very Old Wisdom

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This Week...Some Very Old Wisdom

 

This week I decided to look at some of the wisdom from a distant relative (JUST Kidding!!) of mine.  You could put what I know of Confucius on the slip of paper that comes inside a fortune cookie. 

 

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When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. Confucius



The 5 virtues he taught were: Charity, Honesty, Knowledge, Integrity, and Propriety.  

 

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The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. Confucius

 

These virtues certainly aren’t new or revolutionary. We were taught The Golden Rule before we even started school.  Our parents and teachers stressed telling the truth and learning. 

 

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

 

 

There’s much more to his teachings, of course, but it seems to me that if we can strive to practice these virtues daily, we would all be better for it, and also in doing so, those around us will benefit as well. 

 

 

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Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. Confucius



Have a Virtuous Weekend!

 

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Words to live by for sure. Thanks for the quotes and the photos, Kathy.  

Aug 24, 2019 06:32 AM #8
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Kathy,

Wisdom never gets old.  That is why it is wisdom in a fortune cookie or in a book.  Happy Saturday, A

Aug 24, 2019 06:53 AM #9
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I wish those in power on both sides of the spectrum would read these quotes...especially the last one.

Aug 24, 2019 06:55 AM #10
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Kathy, great quotes to read to start today in the right direction.  Can't lose by living by the Golden Rule! 

Aug 24, 2019 07:06 AM #11
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Good morning Kathy Streib - good advice is timeless.  Confucius is just as relevant today.

Aug 24, 2019 07:22 AM #12
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Good morning Kathy. Funny about the relative...... Some really good thinking from your predecessor.

Aug 24, 2019 07:40 AM #13
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Happy Saturday Kathy and you pick some great quotes to share with us and the pictures are a plus also.

 

Aug 24, 2019 08:04 AM #14
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What a great post to read on a Saturday morning--or any morning. Just starts the day out right. Enjoy the day, Kathy.

Aug 24, 2019 09:06 AM #15
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Hi Michael Jacobs like other classics, they stand the test of time. 

Absolutely Barbara Todaro 

Wayne Martin that is so funny. I've had so many fortune cookies in my lifetime that I can't even eat them anymore. 

Aug 24, 2019 01:03 PM #16
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Donald Urschalitz and it takes more effort at times, doesn't it?!

Hi Leanne Smith these are the same virtues that many of us were taught as children. Have a wonderful weekend. 

 

Aug 24, 2019 01:05 PM #17
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson sometimes the simplest words carry much more weight. 

Scott Godzyk wishing you a fantastic weekend!!

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD enjoy your weekend!!!! Thank you. 

Aug 24, 2019 01:07 PM #18
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Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel enjoy your Saturday! Will stop by to see what the Farmer's Market had for you. 

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty ahhhh...he who knows and knows that he knows is wise, follow him. 

 

Aug 24, 2019 01:09 PM #19
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I agree Joan Cox it's such a simple rule and yet many people fail to follow it. 

Grant Schneider he is. These are such basic and simple rules for life. 

Sheila Anderson Hope you're making headway in editing your inventory. 

Aug 24, 2019 01:13 PM #20
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Thank you Will Hamm not as many palm trees here but I try. 

Lottie Kendall Thank you. Enjoy your Saturday in San Francisco!!!

Aug 24, 2019 01:14 PM #21
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Really great words of wisdom.  I hope you're enjoying the weekend too.

Aug 24, 2019 02:13 PM #22
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Those are wonderful philosophical thoughts for the day, Kathy.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Aug 24, 2019 03:51 PM #23
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CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Aug 24, 2019 04:09 PM #24
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Kathy if we all practiced those five virtues this world would be a much better place.

Aug 24, 2019 04:21 PM #25
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Morning Kathy.

A truly wise man, I was trying to pick out just one, however they are all great quotes.  

Aug 25, 2019 12:19 AM #26
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All great quote choices Kathy...relative of yours or not. LOL

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