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)

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

A Quote by Confucius on army and purpose

The Three Armies can be deprived of their commanding officer, but even a common man cannot be deprived of his purpose.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Source: The Analects

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Confucius on progress

As in the case of making a mound, if, before the very last basketful, I stop, then I shall have stopped. As in the case of leveling the ground, if, though tipping only one basketful, I am going forward, then I shall be making progress.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Source: The Analects

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Confucius on clothes, men, and study

Those who do not study are only cattle dressed up in men's clothes.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Confucius on death, life, and understanding

You do not understand even life. How can you understand death?

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Source: The Analects

Contributed by: Zaady

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