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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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Philosophy is a study that lets us be unhappy more intelligently

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

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

Virtue Quotes, by Confucius

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When anger rises, think of the consequences.

Consequences 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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