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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 left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.

Virtue 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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A picture is a poem without words.

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

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

Kindness Quotes, by Confucius

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

Knowledge Quotes, by Confucius

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

Diligence Quotes, by Confucius

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Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.

Faithfulness 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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Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue

Sincerity 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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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 understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.

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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Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.

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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