Top Ten Confucius Quotes (aka Master Kong)

July 26th, 2019 | by Johnnny

Go along with Master Kong.

Chinatown, CA – This week we tip our hats to Confucius, the inventor of Ping Pong, and also the sayer of many famously famous smart sayings.

After much heated debate, here is your FM Observer’s Top Ten Famous Quotations by Master Kong, who’s more commonly known as Confucius:

#10. ​No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.

#9. ​We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.

#8. ​​Worry not that no one knows you; seek to be worth knowing.

#7. ​When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

​​#6. ​To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.

#5. ​Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.​

#4. ​If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room.

​​#3. ​When anger rises, think of the consequences.

#2. ​Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

#1. ​Anyone can find the switch after the lights are on.


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