Confucius

c. 551 - c. 479 BC

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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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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A Quote by Confucius on deed and words

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A gentleman is ashamed to let his words outrun his deeds.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on action and diligence

The gentleman prefers to be slow in word but diligent in action.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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