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Confucius
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To know it is not as good as to love it, and to love it is not as good as to take delight in it. Confucius

Among the appliances to transform the people, sound and appearances are but trivial influences. Confucius

If I understand Change, I shall make no great mistake in Life Confucius

If one is guided by profit in one's actions, one will incur much ill will. Confucius

A good man does not make a warrior, just as good steel does not go for nails. Confucius

In the Book of Poetry there are three hundred poems, but the meaning of all of them may be put in a single sentence: Have no debasing thoughts. Confucius

The superior man... does not set his mind either for or against anything, he will pursue whatever is right. The superior man thinks of virtue, the common man of comfort. Confucius

Do' complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean. Confucius

The Master said, "What a worthy man was Yan Hui! Living in a narrow alley, subsisting upon meager bits of rice and water-other people could not have borne such hardship, and yet it never spoiled Hui's joy. What a worthy man was Hui!" (Analects 6.11) Confucius

A man without a mustache is a man without a soul. Confucius

Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes. Confucius

If there were one word that could act as a standard of conduct for one's entire life, perhaps it would be 'thoughtfulness. Confucius

Not too isolated, not too many relationships, the middle, that's wisdom. Confucius

By gaining the people, the kingdom is gained; by losing the people, the kingdom is lost. Confucius

The superior man is universally minded and no partisan. The inferior man is a partisan and not universal. Confucius

The gods should certainly be revered, but kept at a distance... . The way is not beyond man; he who creates a way outside of man cannot make it a true way. A good man is content with changing man, and that is enough for him. Confucius

Earnest in practicing the ordinary virtues, and careful in speaking about them, if, in his practice, he has anything defective, the superior man dares not but exert himself; and if, in his words, he has any excess, he dares not allow himself such license. Confucius

He who keeps danger in mind will rest safely in his seat. Confucius

While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve spirits of the dead...While you do not know life, how can you know about death Confucius

Never do to others what you would not like them to do to you. Confucius

When a man's knowledge is sufficient to attain, and his virtue is not sufficient to enable him to hold, whatever he may have gained, he will lose again. Confucius

A truly great man never puts away the simplicity of a child. Confucius

For benefits return benefits; for injuries return justice without any admixture of revenge. Confucius

To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge. When you say something, say what you know. When you don't know something, say you don't know. That is knowledge. Confucius

If you chase two rabbits, you catch none. Confucius

To be fond of learning is near to wisdom. Confucius

I transmit but do not create. I place my trust in the teachings of antiquity. Confucius

A man without persistence will never make a good shaman or a good physician. Confucius

Reviewing the day's lessons. Isn't it joyful? Friends come from far. Isn't it delightful? One has never been angry at other's misunderstanding. Isn't he a respectable man? Confucius

Do unto others as you wish others do unto you. Confucius

Knowing what's correct and not doing it, it's the worst cowardice. Confucius

If you don't know the life yet, how could be possible for you to know the death? Confucius

The wise man delights in water, the Good man delights in mountains. For the wise move; but the Good stay still. The wise are happy; but the good secure. Confucius

To learn and from time to time to apply what one has learned - isn't that a pleasure? Confucius

Watch their actions, observe their motives, examine wherein they dwell content; won't you know what kind of person they are? Confucius

The wise man admires water, the kind man admires mountains. The wise man moves, the kind man rests. The wise man is happy, the kind man is firm. Confucius

All the darkness in the world can't put out the light of one candle. Confucius

When nature exceeds culture, we have the rustic. When culture exceeds nature, we have the pedant. Confucius

To no one but the Son of Heaven does it belong to order ceremonies, to fix the measures, and to determine the written characters. Confucius

A man of humanity is one who, in seeking to establish himself, finds a foothold for others and who, in desiring attaining himself, helps others to attain. Confucius

When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it - this is knowledge. Confucius

When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. Confucius

Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven. Confucius

I will not be concerned at other men's not knowing me; I will be concerned at my own want of ability. Confucius

Tell people - and they may forget... show them - they may remember... but involve them and they will understand. Confucius

Three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. Confucius

If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it's OK. But you've got to shoot for something. A lot of people don't even shoot. Confucius

Ask yourself constantly, "What is the right thing to do?" Behave toward everyone as if receiving a great guest. Confucius

Reading without thinking will confuse you.Thinking without reading will place you in danger. Confucius

It is better to play than do nothing. Confucius

Only through education does one come to be dissatisfied with his own knowledge, and only through teaching others does one come to realize the uncomfortable inadequacy of his knowledge. Being dissatisfied with his own knowledge, one then realizes that the trouble lies with himself, and realizing the uncomfortable inadequacy of his knowledge one then feels stimulated to improve himself. Therefore, it is said, "the processes of teaching and learning stimulate one another." Confucius

The parents age must be remembered, both for joy and anxiety. Confucius

I do not want a friend who smiles when I smile, who weeps when I weep; for my shadow in the pool can do better than that. Confucius

Do not answer the person whose questions are vile. Do not question a person whose answers are vile. Confucius

Be sincere and true to your word, serious and careful in your actions; and you will get along even among barbarians, But if you are not sincere and untrustworthy in your speech, frivolous and careless in your actions, how will you get along even among your own neighbors? When stand, see these principles in front of you; in your carriage see them on the yoke. Then you may be sure to get along. Confucius

Don't be concerned about others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others. Confucius

The Master was entirely free from four things: prejudice, foregone conclusions, obstinacy, and egoism. Confucius

Even if people do not know what real kindness is, they nonetheless have it within them. Confucius

Worry not that no one knows you; seek to be worth knowing. Confucius

If Language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant. If what is said is not what is meant, then what ought to be done, remains undone. Confucius

Return good for good; return evil with justice. Confucius

A good man is not mine to see. Could I see a man possessed of constancy, that would satisfy me. Confucius

Be aroused by poetry; structure yourself with propriety, refine yourself with music. Confucius

The Gods cannot help those who do not seize opportunities. Confucius

When strict with oneself, one rarely fails. Confucius

If you would one day renovate yourself, do so from day to day. Confucius

It is goodness that gives to a neighborhood its beauty. One who is free to choose, yet does not prefer to dwell among the good - how can he be accorded the name of wise? Confucius

Sincerity becomes apparent. From being apparent, it becomes manifest. From being manifest, it becomes brilliant. Brilliant, it affects others. Affecting others, they are changed by it. Changed by it, they are transformed. It is only he who is possessed of the most complete sincerity that can exist under heaven, who can transform. Confucius

A Nation's character is typified by its dancers. Confucius

The Master said, "If your conduct is determined solely by considerations of profit you will arouse great resentment. Confucius



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