learning about confucius in class today..

hey guys,

i’m in a class right now that satisfies 3 requirements for me, but the best part is that it’s really interesting.  it’s a class on classical chinese culture and literature, and we just started getting into confucius.  the professor, who is the bomb, ended class today with a confucian quote that confucius once said to a student who overslept and missed class.  confucius said “you cannot carve rotten wood.”  this obviously speaks to the quality of the student.  you can’t carve wood that’s rotten, can ya?  he’s got a point there.

this, of course, is inspiring me to ponder some other great confucian sayings like..

the master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried” orrrr

the man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can’t are both right” orrr

a man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it is committing another mistake



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