Today is birthday of Chinese philosopher Confucius, born September 28, 551 BC (not to be Confucius-ed with Chinese philosopher who long Ago Too Young die like fool, choking on egg). Confucius, of course, left us even more wise old sayings than the inscrutable Charlie Chan, which was pen name of writer called None the Wiser (not to be Confucius-ed with his agent — a gent named Ah So).
In any case, in the interest of being fair and balanced and sly as a Fox, we herewith present selection of Confucius sayings to go along with those in CHARLIE CHAN post of Sept. 15. No matter which you prefer, may you benefit from their wisdom, and may all your male children be wise guys.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.
The funniest people are the saddest ones.
Sad to say, my work here is dumb….make that done. On second thought, maybe right first time.