Yesterday, Sept. 29, was CONFUCIUS DAY. Confucius say: Mistermuse perfect pundit to write Sept. 30 CONFUCIUS DAY post because he always a day late and a yuan* short. Mistermuse say: I not a day late, Confucius Day a day too soon — besides, everyone know yuan is actually Spanish/Latino name (as in Don Juan), not Chinese. Latinos say: Whatever. Just don’t Confuci-us with the Japanese, who have the yen. Anyway, before yuan thing lead to another, what counts is the way we Americans say it: “A day late and a dollar short.”  USA! USA! USA!

*Chinese currency

Now that we’ve cleared that up, let us get down to the business at hand, which happens to be a selection of profound proverbs by Confucius, followed by an equal proportion of proverbial conclusions by Contrarius (which happens to be the pun name of Anonymous).

Choose a job that you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.
He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make words good.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.

Man who stand on toilet may be high on pot.
Wife who put husband in doghouse soon find him in cat house.
Passionate kiss like spider web: leads to undoing of fly.
People who eat too many prunes get good run for money.
War does not determine who is right, war determine who is left.
Man who jump off cliff jump to conclusion.

THE END (and not a moment too soon)




18 comments on “CONFUCIUS, PRO AND CON

  1. Man who fly airplane upside down have crack up.

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  2. mistermuse says:

    But younger women have no such excuse, Michaeline, so your husband should wash your mouth out with soap. 🙂


  3. arekhill1 says:

    This post gave me a bad case of deja moo, Sr. Muse. I’ve heard this bull before.

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  4. Carmen says:

    I see you are being your a-MUSE-ing self. . . 🙂

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  5. mistermuse says:

    Thanks, Carmen, but one thing in my post confuses, as much as it amuses, me: what do the Japanese have a yen for (of course, I could guess, but I don’t yuan-na).


  6. Don Frankel says:

    Great, wise and funny stuff here Muse. But I must take umbrage with the one about not listening to wicked people. I mean if I had done that in life, I wouldn’t have any friends.

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    • mistermuse says:

      Well, you’d still have me for a friend, Don (unless you count me among the wicked). 🙂

      As for the wise and funny stuff, I think perhaps the wisest proverb is actually one that’s listed with the funny ones: “War does not determine who is right, war determine who is left.” How true that is!


  7. Don Frankel says:

    Think Winston Churchill got there first. “History is written by the victors.” Has a slight different bent but it’s the same thought.


  8. mistermuse says:

    I think “war determine who is left” could also be taken in ‘the last man standing’ sense, regardless of the naïve belief that ‘the good guys are bound to win because they’re ‘right.’ But you’re probably right that it’s just a different take on the same thought.


  9. BroadBlogs says:

    Man who jump off cliff jump to conclusion.

    Hope you don’t do that with Trump.

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  10. mistermuse says:

    Sorry, but I’ve already jumped to the conclusion that Trump is the worst excuse for a Presidential candidate in my lifetime. I’d go back before that, but that would be jumping to another conclusion. 🙂

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  11. I do like the Confucian sayings. They contain such wisdoms.

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