Confucius

c. 551 - c. 479 BC

A Quote by Confucius on confession, ignorance, and knowledge

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

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

A gentleman does not promote a man on account of what he says; nor does he reject sayings, because the speaker is what he is.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on justice, modesty, and principles

A gentleman considers justice to be essential in everything. He practices it according to the principles of propriety. He brings it forth in modesty and faithfully completes it. This is indeed a gentleman.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on contentment, observation, and worth

Look closely into his aims, observe the means by which he pursues them, discover what brings him content - and can the man's real worth remain hidden from you?

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on anxiety and fear

When internal examination discovers nothing wrong, what is there to be anxious about, what is there to fear?

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on achievement and judgment

You judge yourself by what you think you can achieve, others judge you by what have achieved.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on character, learning, men, and worth

When we see men of worth, we should think how we may learn to equal them. When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inward and examine ourselves.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on humility

Humility is the solid foundation of all the virtues.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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