Confucius

Confucius

Confucius (September 28, 551 BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity.

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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?

The proper man understands equity, the small man profits.

Not to alter one's faults is to be faulty indeed.

The essence of knowledge is having it to apply it, not having it to confess your ignorance.

To be wrong is nothing unless you continue to remember it.

Without feelings of respect what is there to distinguish men from beasts?

Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old and you may become a teacher of others.

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.

Silence is a friend who will never betray.

Chi Wen Tzu always thought three times before taking action. Twice would have been quite enough.

Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

Ignorance is the night of the mind, a night without moon or star.

Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.

When prosperity comes do not use all of it.

To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.

When music and courtesy are better understood and appreciated, there will be no war.

If we don't know life how can we know death?

Make fair agreements and stick to them.

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

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