Confucius Quotes

Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established

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It is better to live in peace than in bitterness and strife

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When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them.

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No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.

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If you love what you do, you will never work another day in your life.

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When anger rises, think of the consequences.

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

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Straightforwardness, without the rules of propriety, becomes rudeness

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Plan ahead or find trouble on the doorstep.

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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.

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The way of the superior person is threefold; virtuous, they are free from anxieties; wise they are free from perplexities; and bold they are free from fear.

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Heaven, in the production of things, is sure to be bountiful to them, according to their qualities. Hence the tree that is flourishing, it nourishes, while that which is ready to fall, it overthrows.

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The Path is not far from man. When men try to pursue a course, which is far from the common indications of consciousness, this course cannot be considered The Path.

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The way of the superior man may be found, in its simple elements, in the intercourse of common men and women; but in its utmost reaches, it shines brightly through Heaven and Earth.

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The kingdom, its states, and its families, may be perfectly ruled; dignities and emoluments may be declined; naked weapons may be trampled under the feet; but the course of the Mean cannot be attained to.

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Perfect is the virtue which is according to the Mean! Rare have they long been among the people, who could practice it!

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