Confucius Quotes

Confucius Quotes

Confucius quotes

A collection of the Confucius quotes from around the net and Confucius quotes from my “Birthday quotes” books, I hope you find the Confucius quotes you are looking for.

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“The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large“
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‘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”
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‘Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star”
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“The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.”
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“Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself”
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“A youth is to be regarded with respect, how do we know that his future will not be equal to our present?”
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“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.”
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“Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs”
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“What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others”
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“Learning without thought is labor lost, thought without learning is perilous”
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“When a country is well governed, poverty and a mean condition are something to be ashamed of when a country is ill governed, riches and honors are something to be ashamed of.”
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“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”
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“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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“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.”
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“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”
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“If one learns from others, but does not think one will be bewildered. If, on the other hand, one thinks but does not learn from others, one will be in peril.”
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“The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them”
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“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”
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“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 small man thinks that small acts of goodness are of no benefit, and does not do them; and that small deeds of evil do no harm, and does not refrain from them. Hence, his wickedness becomes so great that it cannot be concealed and his guilt so great that it cannot be pardoned.”
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“Although your father and mother are dead, if you propose to yourself any good work, only reflect how it will make their names illustrious, and your purpose will be fixed.”
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“Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing it is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator”
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“Reviewing what you have learned and learning anew, you are fit to be a teacher”
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“The Superior Man is all-embracing and not partial, the inferior man is partial and not all embracing”

“Being in humaneness is good, if we select other goodness and thus are far apart from humaneness, how can we be the wise?”
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“The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration: this may be called perfect virtue”
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“When a country is well governed, poverty and a mean condition are things to be ashamed of, when a country is ill governed, riches and honor are things to be ashamed of”

“Guide the people by law, subdue them by punishment, they may shun crime, but will be void of shame, guide them by example, subdue them by courtesy, they will learn shame, and come to be good”
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