Confucius

c. 551 - c. 479 BC

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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A Quote by Confucius on knowledge

When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it; this is knowledge

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

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 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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