This book offers a selection of some of the most valuable quotations from the classic texts in the the Chinese philosophic tradition, some dating back more than 2,500 years. It also provides a quick and easy way to access traditional Chinese culture and its centuries of sage advice in a convenient format. Classic quotations from such texts as the Confucian Analects, the writings of Lao Zi (author of the Dao De Jing) and numerous others abound in Chinese history have been known and beloved by generations. These 200 quotations, especially selected for this volume based on their comprehensive meaning and contemporary significance, represent the core thought of Chinese civilization as well as the wisdom and experience ever-present in personal cultivation, self-determination, and lessons for society’s governance. They can be read and enjoyed by anyone with an appreciation for China, its ancient history, and the unique characteristics of its philosophical traditions.