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128 Famous Quotes by Confucius
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Philosophy is a study that lets us be unhappy more intelligently

Study 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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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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A picture is a poem without words.

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

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The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.

Virtue Quotes, by Confucius

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Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue

Sincerity Quotes, by Confucius

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Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.

Inspirational Quotes, by Confucius

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Not to alter one's faults is to be faulty indeed.

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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It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.

Inspirational Quotes, by Confucius

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

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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Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Confucius

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The superior man is firm in the right way, and not merely firm.

Advice / experience / wisdom 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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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

General sayings Quotes, by Confucius

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Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart. -Confucius.

Heart-quotes 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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The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.

Fulfilment Quotes, by Confucius

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To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.

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

Inspirational Quotes, by Confucius

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He who will not economize will have to agonize.

Economy 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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To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.

Right Quotes, by Confucius

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