Confucius Quotes

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Confucius wisdom Quotes

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

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

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

Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.

It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.

Virtue should be as common in the laborer as in the king.

The wise are free from perplexity, the virtuous are free from anxiety, the bold are free from fear.

Heaven means to be one with God.

If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?

Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!

Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.

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.

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

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

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.

He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.

When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.

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

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.

Confucius Quotes

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