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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To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.

The real fault is to have faults and not to amend them.

When you meet someone better than yourself turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine your own self.

Speak the truth, do not yield to anger, give if thou art asked for little, by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.

I hear I know. I see I remember. I do I understand.

If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things.

He who has really set his mind on virtue will do no evil.

Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.

One atom of the plane where He functions would shatter the world.

Of neighborhoods benevolence is the most beautiful. How can the man be considered wise who, when he had the choice, does not settle in benevolence.

An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.

Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.

Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.

He who requires much from himself and little from others will keep himself from being the object of resentment.

The main object of conciliation lies in reaching a solution to a case based upon morals and with a warm heart

Consideration for others is the basic of a good life a good society.

To be in one's own heart in kindly sympathy with all things, this is the nature of righteousness

When we see persons of worth we should think of equaling them, when we see persons of a contrary character we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.

Place where man laughs, sings, picks flowers, chases butterflies and pets birds, makes love with maidens and plays with children. Here he spontaneously reveals his nature, the base as well as the noble. Here also he buries his sorrows and difficulties and cherishes his ideals and hopes. It is in the garden that men discover themselves. Indeed, one discovers not only his real self but also his ideal self. He returns to his youth. Inevitably the garden is made the scene of man's merriment escapades, romantic abandonment, spiritual awakening or the perfection of his finer self.

Always and in everything let there be reverence.

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