Quotes by Confucius (Philosopher/Chinese).

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An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
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The cautious seldom err.
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They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
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A youth, when at home, should be filial and, abroad, respectful to his elders. He should be earnest and truthful. He should overflow in love to all and cultivate the friendship of the good. When he has time and opportunity, after the performance of these things, he should employ them in polite studies.
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To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage, or of principle.
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Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.
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Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
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Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
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When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
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If we don't know life, how can we know death?
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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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If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?
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How to play music may be known. At the commencement of the piece, all the parts should sound together. As it proceeds, they should be in harmony while severally distinct and flowing without break, and thus on to the conclusion.
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Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
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You cannot open a book without learning something.
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To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
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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.
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By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
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Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, seek to be worthy of being known.
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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.
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Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.
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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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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.
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Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
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Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.
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