Confucius Quotes

Confucius Quotes

"Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established."

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It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.”

The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.”

Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.”

What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”

With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow – I have still joy in the midst of these things.”

Riches and honors acquired by unrighteousness are to me as a floating cloud.”

Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.”

To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.”

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.”

He who will not economize will have to agonize.”

Men's natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart.”

The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come.”

To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or of principle.”

When anger rises, think of the consequences.”

By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.”

He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.”

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

Silence is a true friend who never betrays.”

The man of wisdom is never of two minds;

the man of benevolence never worries;

the man of courage is never afraid.”

The sun and moon shine on all without partiality.”

When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them.”

The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith.”

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”

No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.”

We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.”

Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.”

The real fault is to have faults and not to amend them.”

Those who are firm, enduring, simple and unpretentious are the nearest to virtue.”

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