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There is the love of knowing without the love of learning; the beclouding here leads to dissipation of mind.

Learning Quotes, by confucius , Source: Analects (bk. XVII, ch. VIII)

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The scholar who cherishes the love of comfort, is not fit to be deemed a scholar.

Students Quotes, by confucius , Source: Analects (bk. XIV, ch. III)

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

Wickedness Quotes, by confucius

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By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.

Wisdom Quotes, by confucius

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

Worry Quotes, by confucius

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Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.

Faithfulness Quotes, by confucius

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The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.

Family Quotes, by confucius

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If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.

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

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

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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The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by confucius

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When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by confucius

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If you don't know how to live, why wonder about death?.

Death / immortality Quotes, by confucius

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The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest. .

Life Quotes, by confucius

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When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them.

Negativity Quotes, by confucius

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In a country well governed poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed wealth is something to be ashamed of.

Poverty Quotes, by confucius

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He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.

Reward Quotes, by confucius

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It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.

Truth Quotes, by confucius

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The cautious seldom err.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by confucius

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