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Hu Shih Quotes and Sayings

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No student of Chinese history can say that the Chinese
are incapable of religious experience,
even when judged by the standards of medieval Europe or pious India.
- Hu Shih

Life and human society are the chief concern of Confucianism and,
through it, the chief concern of the Chinese people.
- Hu Shih

In such diffused changes of culture two factors are necessary:
contact and understanding.
- Hu Shih

Practically all the prominent leaders of thought in
China today are openly agnostics and even atheists.
- Hu Shih

 

Only when we realize that there is no eternal,
unchanging truth or absolute truth can we arouse in
ourselves a sense of intellectual responsibility.
- Hu Shih

Confucius was a humanist and an agnostic.
- Hu Shih

Historically, there had been many periods of Chinese Renaissance.
- Hu Shih

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In the year 1915 a series of trivial incidents led
some Chinese students in Cornell University to take
up the question of reforming the Chinese language.
- Hu Shih

After learning the language and culture of the Chinese people,
these Jesuits began to establish contacts with the
young intellectuals of the country.
- Hu Shih

And revolutions always mean the breakdown of old authority.
- Hu Shih

The Chinese people, too, went through all kinds of
vicissitudes in their religious development.
- Hu Shih

It is true that the Chinese are not so religious as the Hindus,
or even as the Japanese; and they are certainly not
so religious as the Christian missionaries desire them to be.
- Hu Shih

India Conquered and dominated China culturally for
20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.
- Hu Shih

But I wish to point out that it is entirely wrong to
say that the Chinese are not religious.
- Hu Shih

It is only through contact and comparison that the
relative value or worthlessness of the various cultural
elements can be clearly and critically seen and understood.
- Hu Shih

The Jesuits had learned that a Christian mission to
China could never succeed if it were not in a position
to show and convince the Chinese intelligentsia of
the superiority of the European culture.
- Hu Shih

On the basis of biological, sociological,
and historical knowledge, we should recognize that
the individual self is subject to death or decay,
but the sum total of individual achievement,
for better or worse, lives on in the immortality of The Larger.
- Hu Shih

The rise of the dramas in the thirteenth century,
and the rise of the great novels in a later period,
together with their frank glorification of love and the joys of life,
may be called the Third Renaissance.
- Hu Shih

For all the social changes in China can be traced to
their early beginnings in the days when the new tools
or vehicles of commerce and locomotion first brought
the Chinese people into unavoidable contact with the
strange ways and novel goods of the Western peoples.
- Hu Shih

Within my own life, I read all the beloved novels by lamps of vegetable oil;
I saw the Standard Oil invading my own village,
I saw gas lamps in the Chinese shops in Shanghai;
and I saw their elimination by electric lights.
- Hu Shih

On July 26, 1916, I announced to all my friends in
America that from now on I resolved to write no more
poems in the classical language,
and to begin my experiments in writing poetry in the
so-called vulgar tongue of the people.
- Hu Shih

What is sacred among one people may be ridiculous in another;
and what is despised or rejected by one cultural group,
may in a different environment become the cornerstone
for a great edifice of strange grandeur and beauty.
- Hu Shih

And lastly, the political revolutions from 1911 to
the present time have done more to bring about tremendous
social changes everywhere than even the economic and
industrial changes and the new schools.
- Hu Shih

Another important historical factor is the fact that
this already very simple religion was further simplified
and purified by the early philosophers of ancient China.
Our first great philosopher was a founder of naturalism;
and our second great philosopher was an agnostic.
- Hu Shih

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche PHOTO

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa PHOTO

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow PHOTO

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

No face which we can give to a matter
will stead us so well at last as the truth.
This alone wears well.
- Henry David Thoreau

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

There is no substitute for hard work.
- Thomas Edison

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life flows eternally,
with infinite strength,
but with no convictions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac


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