Confucius Quotes & Wallpapers

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Girl who sit on Judge's lap get honorable discharge. Confucius

A man of wisdom delights in water. Confucius

Without that innate sense of human worth, a man cannot long endure adversity, nor can he long enjoy prosperity. Confucius

To know everything is to know nothing, but to know nothing is to know everything. Confucius

He who needs only coarse food, water and drink, and as pillow his folded arms will find happiness without further search. Confucius

With a heavy load and a long journey Confucius

On matters beyond his ken a gentleman speaks with caution. If names are not right, words are misused. When words are misused, affairs go wrong. When affairs go wrong, courtesy and music droop, law and justice fail. And when law and justice fail them, a people can move neither hand nor foot. So a gentleman must be ready to put names in speech, to put words into deeds. A gentleman is nowise careless of words. Confucius

The whole end of speech is to be understood. Confucius

Of neighborhoods, benevolence is the most beautiful. How can the man be considered wise who when he had the choice does not settle in benevolence. Confucius

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me you don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step the man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. Confucius

Don't worry that other people don't know you; worry that you don't know other people. Confucius

An angry person is always full of poison. Confucius

The commander of the forces of a large State may be carried off, but the will of even a common man cannot be taken from him. Confucius

The way of Heaven and Earth may be completely declared in one sentence: They are without any doubleness, and so they produce things in a manner that is unfathomable. Confucius

Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star. Confucius

Make fair agreements and stick to them Confucius

Knowledge without practice is useless. Practice without knowledge is dangerous. Confucius

Sincerity is the end and beginning of things; without sincerity there would be nothing. Confucius

The highest kind of man is the one who does before talking and practices what he professes. Confucius

The love to Wisdom is getting closer to the own bright path. Confucius

She who is born with beauty is born with a sorrow for many a man. Confucius

The strongest memory is not as strong as the weakest ink. Confucius

Every house guest brings you happiness. Some when they arrive, and some when they are leaving Confucius

Every man knows the smell of his own fart. Confucius

The man of perfect virtue, wishing to be established himself, seeks also to establish others; wishing to be enlarged himself, he seeks also to enlarge others. Confucius

The great man is sparing in words but prodigal in deeds. Confucius

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

There are three things which the superior man guards against. In youth...lust. When he is strong...quarrelsomeness. When he is old...covetousness. Confucius

If language be not in accordance with the truth of things, affairs cannot be carried on to success. Confucius

Grieve not that men do not know you; grieve that you do not know men. Confucius

I do not open up the truth to one who is not eager to get knowledge, nor help out any one who is not anxious to explain himself. When I have presented one corner of a subject to any one, and he cannot from it learn the other three, I do not repeat my lesson. Confucius

When one cultivates to the utmost the principles of his nature, and exercises them on the principle of reciprocity, he is not far from the path. What you do not like when done to yourself, do not do to others. Confucius

The administration of government lies in getting proper men. Such men are to be got by means of the ruler's own character. That character is to be cultivated by his treading in the ways of duty. And the treading those ways of duty is to be cultivated by the cherishing of benevolence. Confucius

In ancient times, those who wished to illuminate the world with virtue first brought order to their nations. Wishing to order well their nations, they first harmonized their families. Wishing to harmonize their families, they first cultivated themselves. Wishing to cultivate themselves, they first rectified their minds. Those who wished to rectify their minds first made their intentions sincere. Confucius

A youth, when at home, should be filial, and, abroad, respectful to his elders. Confucius

We take greater pains to persuade others that we are happy than in endeavoring to think so ourselves Confucius

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. Confucius

Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished. Confucius

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. Confucius

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

The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later. Confucius

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

Knowledge is merely brilliance in organization of ideas and not wisdom. The truly wise person goes beyond knowledge. Confucius

There are three things against which the wise man guards: lust when young, quarrels when strong, and covetousness when old. Confucius

The really faithful lover of learning holds fast to the Good Way till death. Confucius

Some may study side by side, and yet be asunder when they come to the logic of things. Confucius

When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine your own self. Confucius

When prosperity comes, do not use all of it. Confucius

If I am virtuous and worthy, for whom should I not maintain a proper concern? Confucius

If the gentleman is not serious, he will not be respected, and his learning will not be on a firm foundation. He considers loyalty and faithfulness to be fundamental, has no friends who are not like him, and when he has made mistakes, he is not afraid of correcting them. Confucius

Seek Not Every Quality In One Individual. Confucius

The superior man sets his person at rest before he moves; he composes his mind before he speaks. Confucius

The superior person is in harmony, but does not follow the crowd. The lesser person follows the crowd, but is not in harmony. Confucius

Sincerity is the way of heaven. Confucius

It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great. Confucius

You do not understand even life. How can you understand death? Confucius

Not feeling compassion for a stranger is like not feeling when one's foot has caught fire Confucius

Do not treat others as you yourself would not be treated. Confucius

It's only in winter that the pine and cypress are known to be evergreens. Confucius

Things being investigated, knowledge became complete. Their knowledge being complete, their thoughts were sincere. Their thoughts being sincere, their hearts were then rectified. Their hearts being rectified, their persons were cultivated. Their persons being cultivated, their families were regulated. Their families being regulated, their States were rightly governed. Their States being rightly governed, the whole kingdom was made tranquil and happy. Confucius

He who flatters a man is his enemy. he who tells him of his faults is his maker. Confucius

Great is the man who can overcome the world, but greater still is the man who can overcome himself, for he will have the world spinning on the palm of his hand. Confucius

Kong Qiu, or Master Kong as he was known, did not live to see his days of glory. During his lifetime, his views were received with scorn. But that was about two thousand five hundred years ago. A handful of his dedicated followers passed on Confucius' teachings to future generations. After Confucius' death, his followers published his teachings in the book, The Analects of Confucius. Confucius

Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, see to the (be?) worthy of being known. Confucius

Of all that Heaven produces and nourishes, there is none so great as man. Confucius

The way you cut your meat reflects the way you live. Confucius

There are three things which the superior man guards against. In youth ... lust. When he is strong ... quarrelsomeness. When he is old ... covetousness. Confucius

When one cultivates to the utmost the principles of his nature, and exercises them on the principle of reciprocity, he is not far from the path. Confucius

They who know the truth are not equal to those who love it, and they who love it are not equal to those who delight in it. Confucius

Those who do not study are only cattle dressed up in men's clothes. Confucius

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