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128 Famous Quotes by Confucius
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The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.

Nations Quotes, by Confucius

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When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.

Prosperity Quotes, by Confucius

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Questions are the creative acts of intelligence

Questioning Quotes, by Confucius

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He who requires much from himself and little from others, will keep himself from being the object of resentment.

Resentment Quotes, by Confucius

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People with virtue must speak out; People who speak are not all virtuous.

Virtue Quotes, by Confucius

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

Wisdom Quotes, by Confucius

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

Learning Quotes, by Confucius , Source: Analects (bk. II, ch. XV)

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If a man remembers what is right at the sign of profit, is ready to lay down his life in the face of danger, and does not forget sentiments he has repeated all his life when he has been in straitened circumstances for a long time, he may be said to be a complete man.

Sentiment Quotes, by Confucius

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To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.

Wickedness Quotes, by Confucius

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

Worry Quotes, by Confucius

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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.

Learning Quotes, by Confucius

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

Inspirational Quotes, by Confucius

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

Inspirational Quotes, by Confucius

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

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Confucius

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

Cliches and one-liners Quotes, by Confucius

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If you don't know how to live, why wonder about death?.

Death / immortality Quotes, by Confucius

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The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest. .

Life Quotes, by Confucius

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Can there be a love which does not make demands on its object? -Confucius.

Love Quotes, by Confucius

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

Negativity Quotes, by Confucius

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The cautious seldom err.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Confucius

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Tsze-Kung asked, "Is there one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life?" The Master said, "Is not Reciprocity such a word? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others

Behavior Quotes, by Confucius

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When anger rises, think of the consequences

Consequences Quotes, by Confucius

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

Courtesy Quotes, by Confucius

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When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them

Faults Quotes, by Confucius

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If I ever reach heaven I expect to find three wonders there: first, to meet some I had not thought to see there; second, to miss some I had expected to see there; and third, the greatest wonder of all, to find myself there

Heaven Quotes, by Confucius

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