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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Seek not every quality in one individual.

Humans are basically good, but easily corrupted by poor leadership.

I have yet to meet a man as fond of high moral conduct as he is of outward appearances.

Success depends upon previous preparation and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.

The superior man understands what is right, the inferior man understands what will sell.

Act with kindness but do not expect gratitude

Worry not that no one knows of you, seek to be worth knowing.

If you would one day renovate yourself, do so from day to day.

Words are the voice of the heart

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

The man of upright life is obeyed before he speaks.

It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.

By nature men are nearly alike, by practice they get to be wide apart.

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

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

If you know to recognize that you know, If you don't know to realize that you don't know: That is knowledge.

What you do not wish upon yourself extend not to others.

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.

Faithfulness and sincerity are the highest things.

Things that are done it is needless to speak about, things that are past it is needless to blame.

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