To start my semester, I would like to share some of my favorite quotes from Jane Austen and Confucious.
Here it goes:
I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.
My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.
No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance
Study the past, if you would divine the future.
The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
I have100% admiration for Jane Austen. The delightfullness of indulging myself in her books and plots! Thy shall suffer from the lack of such prodigious masterpiece.