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Xun Zi Quotes

Quotes by Xun Zi - (20 quotes)

Xun Zi - From the Danger category:

That one can find no place to walk through the breadth of the earth is not because the earth is not tranquil but because the danger to every step of the traveler lies generally with words. (Xun Zi)

Xun Zi - From the Desire category:

If what the heart approves conforms to proper patterns, then even if one's desires are many, what harm would they be to good order? (Xun Zi)

Xun Zi - From the Ego category:

Pride and excess bring disaster for man. (Xun Zi)

Xun Zi - From the Goodness category:

When you locate good in yourself, approve of it with determination. When you locate evil in yourself, despise it as something detestable. (Xun Zi)

Xun Zi - From the Guidance category:

If the impulse to daring and bravery is too fierce and violent, stay it with guidance and instruction. (Xun Zi)

Xun Zi - From the Harmony category:

- b.ca.312 BC d.ca.230 BC
If the blood humor is too strong and robust, calm it with balance and harmony. (Xun Zi)

Xun Zi - From the Journey category:

The person attempting to travel two roads at once will get nowhere. (Xun Zi)

Xun Zi - From the Knowledge category:

Not having heard something is not as good as having heard it; having heard it is not as good as having seen it; having seen it is not as good as knowing it; knowing it is not as good as putting it into practice. (Xun Zi)

Xun Zi - From the Leadership category:

If the gentleman has ability, he is magnanimous, generous, tolerant, and straightforward, through which he opens the way to instruct others. (Xun Zi)

Xun Zi - From the Money category:

Human nature is such that people are born with a love of profit. If they follow these inclinations, they will struggle and snatch from each other, and inclinations to defer or yield will die. (Xun Zi)

Xun Zi - From the Music category:

Music is a fantastic peacekeeper of the world, it is integral to harmony, and it is a required fundamental of human emotion. (Xun Zi)

Xun Zi - From the Prosperity category:

When you concentrate on agriculture and industry and are frugal in expenditures, Heaven cannot impoverish your state. (Xun Zi)

Xun Zi - From the Relaxation category:

If the quickness of the mind and the fluency of the tongue are too punctilious and sharp, moderate them in your activity and rest. (Xun Zi)

Xun Zi - From the Sacrifice category:

Sacrifices are concerned with the feelings of devotion and longing. (Xun Zi)

Xun Zi - From the Senses category:

A person is born with desires of the eyes and ears, and a liking for beautiful sights and sounds. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to immorality and lack of restriction, and any ritual principles and propriety will be abandoned. (Xun Zi)

Xun Zi - From the Sincerity category:

If knowledge and foresight are too penetrating and deep, unify them with ease and sincerity. (Xun Zi)

Xun Zi - From the Strength category:

The rigid cause themselves to be broken; the pliable cause themselves to be bound. (Xun Zi)

Xun Zi - From the Thinking category:

I once tried thinking for an entire day, but I found it less valuable than one moment of study. I once tried standing up on my toes to see far out in the distance, but I found that I could see much farther by climbing to a high place. (Xun Zi)

Xun Zi - From the Understanding category:

Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand. (Xun Zi)

Xun Zi - From the Understanding category:

In order to properly understand the big picture, everyone should fear becoming mentally clouded and obsessed with one small section of truth. (Xun Zi)