I might go with Confucius on this one, he has a lot of useful advice, but there are a lot of other great philosophers.
"An oppressive government is to be more feared than a tiger." - Confucius
"Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do." - Voltaire
"Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders?" - Friedrich Nietzsche
"Men create the gods in their own image." - Xenophanes
"He has the most who is most content with the least." - Diogenes
"You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is 'never try'." - Homer Simpson