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128 Famous Quotes by Confucius
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By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.

Wisdom 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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Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.

Faithfulness Quotes, by Confucius

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The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.

Family 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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A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.

Mistakes Quotes, by Confucius

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The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.

Tools Quotes, by Confucius

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Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.

Inspirational Quotes, by Confucius

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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.

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

Inspirational Quotes, by Confucius

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

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Confucius

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

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Confucius

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When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Confucius

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The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.

All about the self Quotes, by Confucius

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There are 3 elements essential in the matters of the State, Food, Military equipment, and Confidence of the people in the ruler. Of these 3, Military Equipment is the least important, Food being the 2nd important, and Confidence of the people being the MOST important. All men rather die of starvation than in war, but nevertheless all men do die of old age. Lacking in Confidence from the people, a state cannot survive.

Confidence 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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The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.

Men and women Quotes, by Confucius

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

Negativity 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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In a country well governed poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed wealth is something to be ashamed of.

Poverty Quotes, by Confucius

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

Reward Quotes, by Confucius

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It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.

Truth Quotes, by Confucius

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The cautious seldom err.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Confucius

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