Confucius

c. 551 - c. 479 BC

A Quote by Confucius on ability, facts, limitations, men, and superiority

The superior man is distressed by the limitation of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability he has.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on love

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Can there be a love which does not make demands on its object?

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on day, learning, and love

He who remembers from day to day what he has yet to learn, and from month to month what he has learned already, may be said to have a love of learning.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on memory

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The palest ink is better than the most retentive memory.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on correction and mistakes

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

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on understanding

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

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on correction, good, imitation, men, and teachers

If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on justice and kindness

Recompense injury with justice and recompense kindness with kindness.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on heart and superiority

The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on ignorance and knowledge

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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