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The object of the superior man is truth.

Confucius

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Confucius

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

Confucius

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.

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Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Confucius

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.

Confucius

A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door.

Confucius

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.

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

Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.

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Things that are done, it is needless to speak about...things that are past, it is needless to blame.

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The cautious seldom err.

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He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.

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

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Learning without thought is labor lost thought without learning is perilous.

Confucius

It is only the wisest and the stupidest that cannot change.

Confucius

To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue...They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.

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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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Silence is a friend who will never betray.

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He does not preach what he practices till he has practiced what he preaches.

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

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

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When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them.

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The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development.

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

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The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it not having it, to confess your ignorance.

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It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

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

Confucius

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

Confucius

The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly, and who can say to himself, I shall to-day be uppermost.

Confucius

Heaven means to be one with God.

Confucius

The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his actions.

Confucius

If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.

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

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

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Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.

Confucius

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

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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

By three methods we may learn wisdom First, by reflection, which is noblest Second, by imitation, which is easiest and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

Confucius

Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.

Confucius

Wealth and rank are what people desire, but unless they be obtained in the right way they may not be possessed.

Confucius

What is the sound of one hand clapping

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Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.

Confucius

Silence is the true friend that never betrays.

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 use a cannon to kill a mosquito.

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

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Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.

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He who will not economize will have to agonize.

Confucius

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.

Confucius

Study the past if you would define the future.

Confucius

Respect yourself and others will respect you.

Confucius

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

Confucius

The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.

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

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When anger rises, think of the consequences.

Confucius

What the superior man seeks is in himself what the small man seeks is in others.

Confucius

Have no friends not equal to yourself.

Confucius

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

Confucius

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.

Confucius

If a man withdraws his mind from the love of beauty, and applies it as sincerely to the love of the virtuous if, in serving his parents, he can exert his utmost strength if, in serving his prince, he can devote his life if in his intercourse with his friends, his words are sincere - although men say that he has not learned, I will certainly say that he has.

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

He with whom neither slander that gradually soaks into the mind, nor statements that startle like a wound in the flesh, are successful may be called intelligent indeed.

Confucius

I have not seen a person who loved virtue, or one who hated what was not virtuous. He who loved virtue would esteem nothing above it.

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Is virtue a thing remote I wish to be virtuous, and lo Virtue is at hand.

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Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.

Confucius

If a man takes no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand.

Confucius

I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there.

Confucius

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

Confucius

The man who in view of gain thinks of righteousness who in the view of danger is prepared to give up his life and who does not forget an old agreement however far back it extends - such a man may be reckoned a complete man.

Confucius

The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.

Confucius

The determined scholar and the man of virtue will not seek to live at the expense of injuring their virtue. They will even sacrifice their lives to preserve their virtue complete.

Confucius

The scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.

Confucius

The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.

Confucius

Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.

Confucius

The superior man cannot be known in little matters, but he may be entrusted with great concerns. The small man may not be entrusted with great concerns, but he may be known in little matters.

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

Confucius

To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.

Confucius

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

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

Virtue is more to man than either water or fire. I have seen men die from treading on water and fire, but I have never seen a man die from treading the course of virtue.

Confucius

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

Confucius

The superior man is satisfied and composed the mean man is always full of distress.

Confucius

Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.

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

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

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

With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow - I have still joy in the midst of these things. Riches and honors acquired by unrighteousness are to me as a floating cloud.

Confucius



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