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

Inspirational Quotes, by Confucius

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Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.

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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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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He who will not economize will have to agonize.

Economy Quotes, by Confucius

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