Confucius Quotes

To be fond of learning is to be near to knowledge. To practice with vigor is to be near to magnanimity. To possess the feeling of shame is to be near to energy.

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Benevolence is the characteristic element of humanity.

Confucius

When a country is well governed, poverty and a mean condition are things to be ashamed of. When a country is ill governed, riches and honor are things to be ashamed of.

Confucius

Five things constitute perfect virtue: gravity, magnanimity, earnestness, sincerity and kindness.

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Five things constitute perfect virtue: gravity, magnanimity, earnestness, sincerity and kindness.

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Virtue is never left to stand alone. He who has it will have neighbors.

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I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

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Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude.

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Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.

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Men's natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.

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

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Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.

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

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A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do you know that his future will not be equal to our present?

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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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