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Confucius
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Men of principle are sure to be bold, but those who are bold may not always be men of principle. Confucius

Look not at what is contrary to propriety; listen not to what is contrary to propriety; speak not what is contrary to propriety; make no movement which is contrary to propriety. Confucius

I never really said all those things I said Confucius

An inconvenience is an unrecognized opportunity. Confucius

The superior man is distressed by his want (lack) of ability Confucius

A great man is hard on himself; a small man is hard on others. Confucius

The demands that good people make are upon themselves; Those that bad people make are upon others. Confucius

To become a leader, you must first become a human being Confucius

Of course you want to be rich and famous. It's natural. Wealth and fame are what every man desires. The question is: What are you willing to trade for it? Confucius

To throw oneself into strange teachings is quite dangerous. Confucius

When you serve your mother and father it is okay to try to correct them once in a while. But if you see that they are not going to listen to you, keep your respect for them and don't distance yourself from them. Work without complaining. Confucius

Be in harmony, yet be different. Confucius

What is most needed for learning is a humble mind. Confucius

Don't worry about being acknowledged by others; worry about failing to acknowledge them. Confucius

A youth is to be regarded with respect. Confucius

Big head, target for enemy; big heart, target for friend. Confucius

Even if I could, I would not exahnge their virtues for my own. And that is why they are intent on learning from me. Confucius

To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage. Confucius

When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. Confucius

The people may be made to follow a path of action, but they may not be made to understand it. Confucius

There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life - reciprocity. Confucius

Is it not a pleasure to learn and to repeat or practice from time to time what has been learned? Is it not delightful to have friends coming from afar? Is one not a superior man if he does not feel hurt even though he does not feel recognized? Confucius

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

By nature men are alike. Through practice they have become far apart. Confucius

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

Clever talk can confound the workings of virtue, just as small impatiences can confound great projects. Confucius

Good people strengthen themselves ceaselessly Confucius

Time flows away like the water in the river. Confucius

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

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucius

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

When anger rises, think of the consequences. Confucius

The cautious seldom err. Confucius

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

Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage. Confucius

He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it. Confucius

The object of the superior man is truth. Confucius

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

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

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

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, seek to be worthy of being known. Confucius

Some are born with knowledge, some derive it from study, and some acquire it only after a painful realization of their ignorance. But the knowledge being possessed, it comes to the same thing. Some study with a natural ease, some from a desire for advantages, and some by strenuous effort. But the achievement being made, it comes to the same thing. Confucius

Justice is like the north star, which is fixed, and all the rest revolve about it. Confucius

The gentleman prefers to be slow in word but diligent in action. Confucius

Be versed in ancient lore, and familiarize yourself with the modern; then may you become teachers. Confucius

It is the way of the superior man to prefer the concealment of his virtue, while it daily becomes more illustrious, and it is the way of the mean man to seek notoriety, while he daily goes more and more to ruin. Confucius

It is true that we shall not be able to reach perfection, but in our struggle toward it we shall strengthen our characters and give stability to our ideas, so that, whilst ever advancing calmly in the same direction, we shall be rendered capable of applying the faculties with which we have been gifted to the best possible account. Confucius

It is only the very wisest and the very stupidest who cannot change. Confucius

Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role. Confucius

Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others. Confucius

I have yet to meet a man as fond of high moral conduct as he is of outward appearances. Confucius

Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue. Confucius

The true gentleman does not preach what he practices till he has practiced what he preaches. Confucius

The superior man is intelligently, not blindly, faithful. Confucius

When the multitude detests a man, inquiry is necessary; when the multitude likes a man, inquiry is equally necessary. Confucius

There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life -reciprocity. Confucius

The superior man is anxious lest he should not get the truth; he is not anxious lest poverty should come upon him. Confucius

Let the states of equilibrium and harmony exist in perfection, and a happy order will prevail throughout heaven and earth, and all things will be nourished and flourish. Confucius

If you want to change the world, first change your heart. Confucius

I have never seen a man as fond of virtue as of women. Confucius

Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in. Confucius

A lack of patience in trifling matters might lead to the disruption of great project. Confucius

Heaven is author of the virtue that is in me Confucius

When a nation or family is about to flourish, there are sure to be happy omens; and when it is about to perish, there are sure to be unlucky omens. Confucius

Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it. Confucius

To study and constantly, is this not a pleasure? To have friends come from far away places, is this not a joy? If people do not recognize your worth, but this does not worry you, are you not a true gentleman? Confucius

The man who loves his job never works a day in his life. Confucius

An orchid in a deep forest sends out its fragrance even if no one is around to appreciate it. Confucius

Cultivate the root; the leaves and branches will take care of themselves. Confucius

There are those men who say to repay evil with kindness. But I say, how then are we to repay kindness? Repay kindness with kindness, but repay evil with justice. Confucius



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