Confucius

c. 551 - c. 479 BC

A Quote by Confucius on ignorance and mind

Ignorance is the night of the mind, a night without moon or star.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on courage, inferiority, and justice

The gentleman holds justice to be of highest importance. If a gentleman has courage but neglects justice, he becomes insurgent. If an inferior man has courage but neglects justice, he becomes a thief.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on life

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Man is born with uprightness. If one loses it, he will be lucky if he escapes with his life.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on dignity

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The gentleman is calm and at ease. The gentleman is dignified but not proud; the small man is proud but not dignified.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on flaws

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Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Source: Analects

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A Quote by Confucius on behavior, family, feeling, guests, home, people, and sacrifice

Behave when away from home as though you were in the presence of an honored guest. Employ the people as though you were assisting at an important sacrifice. Do not do to others what you would not like yourself. Then there will be no feelings of opposition to you, whether it is the affairs of a state that you are handling or the affairs of a family.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on bravery, good, and unhappiness

He who is really good can never be unhappy. He who is really wise can never be perplexed. He who is really brave is never afraid.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on adversity, good, goodness, and prosperity

Without goodness a man cannot endure adversity for long, nor can he enjoy prosperity for long. The good man is naturally at ease with goodness. The wise man cultivates goodness for its advantage.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on government and oppression

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

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on contentment and death

In the morning, hear the Way; in the evening, die content!

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Source: The Analects, book 4

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