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

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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 ignorance and knowledge

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

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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