Confucius

c. 551 - c. 479 BC

A Quote by Confucius

The injury of prodigality leads to this, that he who will not economize will have to agonize.

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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A Quote by Confucius on bravery, courage, and good

A good man will certainly also possess courage; but a brave man is not necessarily good.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on courage and principles

To see what is right, and not do it, is want of courage, or of principle.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on vulgarity

A gentleman considers what is right; The vulgar consider what will pay.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on cowardice

To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on slander and elightenment

He who is influenced neither by the soaking in of slander nor by the assault of denunciation may indeed be called enlightened.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on balance, quiet, and water

Balance is the perfect state of still water. Let that be our model. It remains quiet within and is not disturbed on the surface.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on facts, faith, friendship, mistakes, and promises

First and foremost, be faithful to your superiors, keep all promises, refuse the friendship of all who are not like you; and if you have made a mistake, do not be afraid of admitting the fact and amending your ways.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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