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Where can I find confucius quotes translated to chinese characters and pinyin?


  1. search 论语 with google,you may find a lot
    here is a link
    but pinyin is hard to find,and confucius’words are far-ancient chinese,even chinese are hard to apprehend without transalation into modern chinese,so if you are a beginner of chinese ,i strongly recommend you not to read this book and just remmeber some famous sentences here is it:
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    5、子贡问曰: “孔文子何以谓之‘æ–‡’也?”子曰: “敏而好学,不耻下问,是以谓之‘æ–‡’也。”
    10、子曰:“å¾å°ç»ˆæ—¥ä¸é£Ÿï¼Œç»ˆå¤œä¸å¯ï¼Œä»¥æ€ï¼Œæ— ç›Šï¼Œä¸å¦‚å­¦ä¹Ÿã€‚”
    you may find pinyin with a dictionary but if you want to know the meanings,you should refer to an ancient chinese dictionary

  2. Here are some excellent Confucius quotes but in English though –
    “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius
    “Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall” – Confucius
    “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” – Confucius
    “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius
    “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius
    “No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” – Confucius
    “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” – Confucius
    “A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” – Confucius
    “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without” – Confucius
    “If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it’s OK. But you’ve got to shoot for something. A lot of people don’t even shoot.” – Confucius
    “Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it” – Confucius
    “Forget injuries; never forget kindness.” – Confucius
    “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius
    “No matter where you go – there you are” – Confucius
    “To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.” – Confucius
    “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
    “I do not want a friend who smiles when I smile, who weeps when I weep; for my shadow in the pool can do better than that.” – Confucius
    “Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.” – Confucius
    “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.” – Confucius

  3. nowhere…
    as originally they were in Chinese (translated from, not to),
    you may have them in common Chinese books)…
    translated into English for English language readers…
    characters and pinyin didn’t make sense to any publishing house…

  4. There are two good books for you to choose from. One is 孔子名言录(Kǒnɡzǐ mínɡyán lù) Famous Record from Confucius from the International Language Research and Development Center, and the other one is孔子名言精选(Kǒnɡzǐ mínɡyán jīnɡxuǎn) Famous Selection from Confucius published by Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press and it is applicable materials for Confucius Institute.


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