Confucius Quotes

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Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
– Confucius

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A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it is committing another mistake.
– Confucius

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To lead uninstructed people to war is to throw them away.
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Can there be a love which does not make demands on its object?
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Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.
– Confucius

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Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
– Confucius

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Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.
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There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one’s life reciprocity.
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Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
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Silence is the true friend that never betrays.
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When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
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Your eyes are always bigger than your stomach.
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Our greatest joy is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
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It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.
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If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things.
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Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
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Consideration for others is the basic of a good life, a good society.
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Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
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Learning without thought is labor lost.
– Confucius

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The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
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To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.
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Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.
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An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
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The way you cut your meat reflects the way you live.
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Never use a cannon to kill a fly.
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Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
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Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
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Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others.
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They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
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Virtue is never left to stand alone. He who has it will have neighbors.
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The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.
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When anger rises, think of the consequences
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The wise never doubt. The Humane never worry. The brave never fear.
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We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.
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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.
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When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
– Confucius

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Study the past if you would divine the future.
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Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
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Between friends, frequent reproofs make the friendship distant.
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To love a thing means wanting it to live.
– Confucius

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