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)

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A Quote by Confucius on knowledge

Yu, shall I teach you what knowledge is? When you know a thing, to recognize that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to recognize that you do not know it. That is knowledge.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on cheating and honesty

You can cheat an honest man but not make a fool out of him.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on good, music, and rules

If a man is not good, what has he to do with the rules of propriety? If he is not good, what has he to do with music?

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on good, security, and wishes

He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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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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