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 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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A Quote by Confucius on god and heaven

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Heaven means to be one with God.

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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