Xun Zi Quotes

Top 26 wise famous quotes and sayings by Xun Zi

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Xun Zi quotes: The coming of honor or disgrace must be a reflection of one's inner power. The coming of honor or disgrace must be a reflection of one's inner power.
Xun Zi quotes: The person attempting to travel two roads at once will get nowhere. The person attempting to travel two roads at once will get nowhere.
Xun Zi quotes: Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity. Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity.
Xun Zi quotes: When you concentrate on agriculture and industry and are frugal in expenditures, Heaven cannot impoverish your state. When you concentrate on agriculture and industry and are frugal in expenditures, Heaven cannot impoverish your state.
Xun Zi quotes: If the quickness of the mind and the fluency of the tongue are too punctilious and sharp, moderate them in your activity and rest. 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 quotes: Human nature is what Heaven supplies. Human nature is what Heaven supplies.
Xun Zi quotes: A person is born with a liking for profit. A person is born with a liking for profit.
Xun Zi quotes: Pride and excess bring disaster for man. Pride and excess bring disaster for man.
Xun Zi quotes: 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. 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 quotes: Sacrifices are concerned with the feelings of devotion and longing. Sacrifices are concerned with the feelings of devotion and longing.
Xun Zi quotes: Music is a fantastic peacekeeper of the world, it is integral to harmony, and it is a required fundamental of human emotion. Music is a fantastic peacekeeper of the world, it is integral to harmony, and it is a required fundamental of human emotion.
Xun Zi quotes: Mencius said that human nature is good. I disagree with that. Mencius said that human nature is good. I disagree with that.
Xun Zi quotes: Whether the gentleman is capable or not, he is loved all the same; conversely the petty man is loathed all the same. Whether the gentleman is capable or not, he is loved all the same; conversely the petty man is loathed all the same.
Xun Zi quotes: When you locate good in yourself, approve of it with determination. When you locate evil in yourself, despise it as something detestable. When you locate good in yourself, approve of it with determination. When you locate evil in yourself, despise it as something detestable.
Xun Zi quotes: The rigid cause themselves to be broken; the pliable cause themselves to be bound. The rigid cause themselves to be broken; the pliable cause themselves to be bound.
Xun Zi quotes: In antiquity the sage kings recognized that men's nature is bad and that their tendencies were not being corrected and their lawlessness controlled. In antiquity the sage kings recognized that men's nature is bad and that their tendencies were not being corrected and their lawlessness controlled.
Xun Zi quotes: Human nature refers to what is in people but which they cannot study or work at achieving. Human nature refers to what is in people but which they cannot study or work at achieving.
Xun Zi quotes: I once tried thinking for an entire day, but I found it less valuable than one moment of study. I once tried thinking for an entire day, but I found it less valuable than one moment of study.
Xun Zi quotes: If knowledge and foresight are too penetrating and deep, unify them with ease and sincerity. If knowledge and foresight are too penetrating and deep, unify them with ease and sincerity.
Xun Zi quotes: Those whose character is mean and vicious will rouse others to animosity against them. Those whose character is mean and vicious will rouse others to animosity against them.