Like Confucius of old, I am so absorbed in the wonder of the earth and the life upon it, that I cannot think of heaven and the angels.
If we don't know life, how can we know death?
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
If some years were added to my life, I would give fifty to the study of the Yi, and then I might come to be without great faults.
I can imagine the writers of China, England and France, crippled and unsure of themselves when they feel that the ghosts of Confucius, Mencius, Chaucer and Shakespeare and Victor Hugo are looking over their shoulders.
F. Sionil Jose
Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what they have been through.