Confucius Quotes

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Confucius Quotes
Confucius was the Chinese teacher, editor, politician and philosopher of the Spring and Aututmn Era of Chinese History. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized on the private and public morality, correctness of social relationship, justice and sincerity. Here I have collected some of the popular Confucius Quotes. Hope you like them and share them with your friends.

Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.
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It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
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Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Confucius

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
Confucius

I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being.
Confucius

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

Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
Confucius

If we don't know life, how can we know death?
Confucius

Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.
Confucius

He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
Confucius

I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.
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Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
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He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.
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I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
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Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
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Heaven means to be one with God.
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A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
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It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
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Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
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Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Confucius

Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
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The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
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The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.
Confucius

If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?
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Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.
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Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
Confucius

The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.
Confucius

I will not be concerned at other men's not knowing me;I will be concerned at my own want of ability.
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The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
Confucius

To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.
Confucius

When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself.
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Study the past, if you would divine the future.
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If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
Confucius

Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!
Confucius

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Confucius

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
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The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later.
Confucius

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

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
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Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.
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Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
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To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.
Confucius

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Confucius

We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.
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An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
Confucius

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
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Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
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When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
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Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
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Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
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When anger rises, think of the consequences.
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To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.
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Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
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You cannot open a book without learning something.
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Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
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