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Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it. Confucius

The gentleman is calm and at ease. The gentleman is dignified but not proud; the small man is proud but not dignified. Confucius

A gentleman does not promote a man on account of what he says; nor does he reject sayings, because the speaker is what he is. Confucius

The contrived language and the flattering attitude rarely come with the virtue. Confucius

Don't make to others what you don't want them to make to you. Confucius

When you have become one with the Great Universal, you will have no partiality, and when you are part of the process of transformation, you will have no rigidity. Confucius

There is only one thing in life which never changes, and it is change. Confucius

A man who does not forget an agreement is resolved and honorable man. Confucius

He who crosses the ocean twice without washing is a dirty double crosser. Confucius

Do not unto another that you would hot have him do unto you. Thou needest this law alone. It is the foundation of all the rest. Confucius

Wisdom is rooted in watching with affection the way people grow. Confucius

In dealing with the dead, if we treat them as if they were entirely dead, that would show a want of affection and should not be done; or, if we treat them as if they were entirely alive, that would show a want of wisdom and should not be done. Confucius

When admins have faults, they do not fear to ignore them Confucius

The archer who misses his mark does not blame the target. He stops, corrects himself and shoots again. Confucius

Let a man be stimulated by poetry, established by the rules of propriety, and perfected by music. Confucius

He who will not economize will have to agonize. Confucius

The superior man...does not set his mind either for anything, or against anything; what is right he will follow. Confucius

In a few minutes a computer can make a mistake so great that it would take many men many months to equal it. Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucius

A scholar who loves comfort is not worthy of the name. Confucius

Perfect is the virtue which is according to the Mean! Rare have they long been among the people, who could practice it! Confucius

There is no body but eats and drinks. But they are few who can distinguish flavors. Confucius

The kingdom, its states, and its families, may be perfectly ruled; dignities and emoluments may be declined; naked weapons may be trampled under the feet; but the course of the Mean cannot be attained to. Confucius

Sincerity is the end and beginning of things; without sincerity there would be nothing. On this account, the superior man regards the attainment of sincerity as the most excellent thing. Confucius

Care not for want of place; care for thy readiness to fill one. Care not for being unknown, but seek to be worthy of note. Confucius

At fifteen my mind was directed to study, and at thirty I knew where to stand. Confucius

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. Confucius

The nobler sort of man emphasizes the good qualities in others, and does not accentuate the bad. The inferior does. Confucius

Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others. Confucius

If your plan is for one year plant rice. If your plan is for ten years plant trees. If your plan is for one hundred years educate children. Confucius

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

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

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

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

those who understands is not better than those who appreciates, those who appreciates is not better than those who enjoys. Confucius

You judge yourself by what you think you can achieve, others judge you by what have achieved. Confucius

The superior man loves his soul; the inferior man loves his property. Confucius

To know that one knows what one knows, and to know that one doesn't know what one doesn't know, there lies true wisdom. Confucius

I am not concerned that I am not known, I seek to be worthy to be known. Confucius

Happiness is not at the top of the mountain, but in how to climb. Confucius

Words are the voice of the heart. Confucius

To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge. Confucius

Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness. Confucius

I'd rather die for speaking out, than to live and be silent. Confucius

Man who goes to doghouse will end up in cathouse. Confucius

In a district of ten families, there must be someone as honorable and sincere as I, but none as fond of learning. Confucius

When music and courtesy are better understood and appreciated, there will be no war. Confucius

I was complaining that I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet. Confucius

Only after Winter comes do we know that the pine and the cypress are the last to fade. Confucius

The wise men of antiquity, when they wished to make the whole world peaceful and happy, first put their own States into proper order. Before putting their States into proper order, they regulated their own families. Before regulating their families, they regulated themselves. Before regulating themselves, they tried to be sincere in their thoughts. Before being sincere in their thoughts, they tried to see things exactly as they really were. Confucius

Study the past if you want to define the future. Confucius

Music is the one thing in which there is no use trying to deceive others or make false pretenses. Confucius

A man should demand much from himself, but little from others. When you meet a man of worth, think how you may attain to his excellence. When you meet an unworthy one, then look within and examine yourself. Confucius

Please stop waiting for a better and more appropriate time to become happy and focus on the moment you live in. Happiness is not an arrival, it is the journey itself. Many people seek for happiness above the height of human beings, some below. Yet, happiness is exactly at the exact height of human beings. Confucius

Though Confucius served the Duke of Lu, a Chinese state, he made many enemies with the nobles of the land. His views antagonized the powerful nobles, who wanted the Duke to be a puppet in their hands. Confucius was exiled from the State of Lu for more than two decades. He lived in the countryside, spreading his teachings. Confucius

Man is born with uprightness. If one loses it, he will be lucky if he escapes with his life. Confucius

There is nothing impossible in all the world except that the heart of man is wanting in resolution. Confucius

All things are nourished together without their injuring one another. The courses of the seasons, and of the sun and moon, are pursued without any collision among them. The smaller energies are like river currents; the greater energies are seen in mighty transformations. It is this which makes heaven and earth so great. Confucius

Reviewing what you have learned and learning anew, you are fit to be a teacher. Confucius

The virtuous man is driven by responsibility, the non-virtuous man is driven by profit. Confucius

Study without reflection is a waste of time; reflection without study is dangerous. Confucius

The Master said of Gong Yechang, "He is marriageable. Although he was once imprisoned and branded as a criminal, he was in fact innocent of any crime." The Master gave him his daughter in marriage. (Analects 5.1) Confucius

Do not worry if others do not understand you. Instead worry if you do not understand others. Confucius

Future generation is the most important thing. Confucius

Wouldst thou know if a people be well governed, or if its laws be good or bad, examine the music it practices. Confucius

The superior man limits his achievements. Confucius

If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else. Confucius

If you know, say you know. If you don't know, say you don't know. Confucius

The ideal teacher guides his students but does not pull them along; he urges them to go forward and does not suppress them; he opens the way but does not take them to the place. Confucius

All things are already complete in oneself. Confucius

Those who cannot forgive others break the bridge over which they themselves must pass. Confucius



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