// by Confucius | Philosophy Department at St. Anselm College //

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

— Confucius

Learning without thought is labor lost.

— Confucius

A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.

— Confucius

(The Analects, Book 14)