Confucius

c. 551 - c. 479 BC

A Quote by Confucius

Forget injuries; never forget kindness.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on wisdom

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By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the most bitter.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Source: Confucius Quotes

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A Quote by Confucius on desires, guidance, and life

Tzu-kung asked, 'Is there a single word which can be a guide to conduct throughout one's life?' The Master said, 'It is perhaps the word 'shu.' Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Source: The Analects

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Confucius on life, men, and simplicity

Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on ability, appreciation, failure, and trouble

It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Source: The Analects

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Confucius on benevolence, courage, future, wisdom, and worry

The man of wisdom is never in two minds about right and wrong; the man of benevolence never worries about the future; the man of courage is never afraid.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Source: The Analects

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Confucius on good

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When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine yourself.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Source: The Analects

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Confucius

There is one single thread binding my way together...the way of the Master consists in doing one's best...that is all.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Source: The Analects

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Confucius on company, correction, good, learning, and men

Even when walking in the company of two other men, I am bound to be able to learn from them. The good points of the one I copy; the bad points of the other I correct in myself.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Source: The Analects

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Confucius on ignorance and knowledge

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Contributed by: Zaady

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