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128 Famous 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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Real knowledge is to know the extent of ones ignorance.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Confucius

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

Ignorance Quotes, by Confucius

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Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses

Kindness Quotes, by Confucius

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When anger rises, think of the consequences

Anger 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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Ignorance is the night of the mind, a night without moon or star

Ignorance Quotes, by Confucius

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

Ignorance 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.

Inspiration Quotes, by Confucius

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Forget injuries; never forget kindness.

Kindness Quotes, by Confucius

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It is better to play than do nothing

Play 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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The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.

Suffering Quotes, by Confucius

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Virtue is not solitary; it is bound to have neighbors

Virtue Quotes, by Confucius

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Heaven means to be one with God. - Confucius,

Heaven Quotes, by Confucius , Source: quoted by Frederic William Farrar in "Sermons--Eternal Hopes--What Heaven Is", last line

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The cautious seldom err.

Errors Quotes, by Confucius , Source: Analects (bk. IV, ch. XXIII)

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

Virtue Quotes, by Confucius , Source: Analects (bk. I, ch. IV)

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

Students Quotes, by Confucius , Source: Analects (bk. XIV, ch. III)

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The commander of the forces of a large State may be carried off, but the will of even a common man cannot be taken from him.

Will Quotes, by Confucius , Source: Analects (bk. IX, ch. XXV)

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A picture is a poem without words.

Painting Quotes, by Confucius , Source: Anet. ad Her. (4, 28)

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