Confucius

c. 551 - c. 479 BC

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 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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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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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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