"He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger."
The inspirational message for the self employed from this quote is:
Confucius emphasizes the importance that man must think and learn. This is an essential way of getting knowledge and wisdom which is such an important prerequisite for success in any business. His message is that those that do make these mistakes by not thinking or learning are either lost, or they are in great dangers. Nobody can argue that he is over emphasising the importance of thinking and learning.