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128 Famous 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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To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.

Wickedness Quotes, by Confucius

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A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.

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

Learning Quotes, by Confucius

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Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.

Inspirational 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.

Inspirational 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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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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To go too far is as bad as to fall short.

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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With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow-I have still joy in the midst of all these things.

Inspirational Quotes, by Confucius

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Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing.

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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Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in.

Politics / government Quotes, by Confucius

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The object of the superior man is truth.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Confucius

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

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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To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.

Cowardice Quotes, by Confucius

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