Confucius Quotes

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

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A young man should serve his parents at home and be respectful to elders outside his home. He should be earnest and truthful, loving all, but become intimate with humaneness. After doing this, if he has energy to spare, he can study literature and the arts.

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When you serve your mother and father it is okay to try to correct them once in a while. But if you see that they are not going to listen to you, keep your respect for them and don't distance yourself from them. Work without complaining.

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To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.

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He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.

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Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.

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The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.

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To go too far is as bad as to fall short.

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What the superior person seeks is in themselves. What the mean person seeks is in others.

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How abundantly do spiritual beings display the powers that belong to them! We look for them, but do not see them; we listen to, but do not hear them; yet they enter into all things, and there is nothing without them.

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The way of the superior man may be compared to what takes place in traveling, when to go to a distance we must first traverse the space that is near, and in ascending a height, when we must begin from the lower ground.

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When one cultivates to the utmost the principles of his nature, and exercises them on the principle of reciprocity, he is not far from the path. What you do not like when done to yourself, do not do to others.

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I know how it is that the path of the Mean is not walked in The knowing go beyond it, and the stupid do not come up to it. I know how it is that the path of the Mean is not understood The men of talents and virtue go beyond it, and the worthless do not come up to it.

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In all things success depends on previous preparation, and without such previous preparation there is sure to be failure. If what is to be spoken be previously determined, there will be no stumbling. If affairs be previously determined, there will be no difficulty with them. If one's actions have been previously determined, there will be no sorrow in connection with them. If principles of conduct have been previously determined, the practice of them will be inexhaustible.

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