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Authors: Confucius Quotes, Quotations, Sayings
Confucius Quotes 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
The cautious seldom err.
Confucius

The determined scholar and the man of virtue will not seek to live at the expense of injuring their virtue. They will even sacrifice their lives to preserve their virtue complete.
Confucius

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

The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.
Confucius

The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.
Confucius

The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.
Confucius

The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
Confucius

The man who in view of gain thinks of righteousness; who in the view of danger is prepared to give up his life; and who does not forget an old agreement however far back it extends - such a man may be reckoned a complete man.
Confucius

The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Confucius

The object of the superior man is truth.
Confucius

The people may be made to follow a path of action, but they may not be made to understand it.
Confucius

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

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

The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
Confucius

The superior man cannot be known in little matters, but he may be entrusted with great concerns. The small man may not be entrusted with great concerns, but he may be known in little matters.
Confucius

The superior man...does not set his mind either for anything, or against anything; what is right he will follow.
Confucius

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.
Confucius

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

The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress.
Confucius

The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later.
Confucius

The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
Confucius

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
Confucius

The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.
Confucius

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
Confucius

There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.
Confucius

There are three things which the superior man guards against. In youth...lust. When he is strong...quarrelsomeness. When he is old...covetousness.
Confucius

There is no spectacle more agreeable than to observe an old friend fall from a rooftop.
Confucius

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Confucius

Things that are done, it is needless to speak about...things that are past, it is needless to blame.
Confucius

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Confucius

To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.
Confucius
Confucius Quotes 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Confucius (K'ung Fu-tzu) - Chinese thinker and social philospher, whose teachings may be found in the Analects of Confucius. The founder of Confucianism, he was born in the Lu state, China, in 551 BC, and died in 479 BC. He was commonly known as Kong Qiu, and also known as Zhong Ni.




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