Confucius

c. 551 - c. 479 BC

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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A Quote by Confucius on desires

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Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on wishes

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What you do not wish done to yourself, do not unto others

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Source: The Analects

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A Quote by Confucius on virtue

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One who has accumulated virtue will certainly also possess eloquence; but he who has eloquence doe not necessarily possess virtue.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on day and men

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The end of the day is near when small men make long shadows.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on good and love

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To know it is not as good as to love it, and to love it is not as good as to take delight in it.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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