Confucius

c. 551 - c. 479 BC

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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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 faults

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The real fault is to have faults and not try to mend them.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on expectation

Who expects to be able to go out of a house except by the door? How is it then that no one follows this Way of ours?

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on sorrow and thought

If a man take no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius

To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on friendship, learning, loyalty, mistakes, and seriousness

If the gentleman is not serious, he will not be respected, and his learning will not be on a firm foundation. He considers loyalty and faithfulness to be fundamental, has no friends who are not like him, and when he has made mistakes, he is not afraid of correcting them.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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