Confucius

c. 551 - c. 479 BC

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

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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

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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

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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

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A Quote by Confucius on difficulty, knowledge, learning, mind, and present

The master said, 'Quietly to store up knowledge in my mind, to learn without flagging, to teach without growing weary, these present me with no difficulties.'

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Source: The Analects

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A Quote by Confucius on ability, facts, limitations, men, and superiority

The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on change and men

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Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on learning

In a hamlet of ten households, there are bound to be those who are my equal in doing their best for others and in being trustworthy in what they say, but they are unlikely to be as eager to learn as I am.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Source: The Analects

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A Quote by Confucius on mind and worship

If my mind is not engaged in my worship, it is as though I worshipped not.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Confucius on effort and faults

To have faults and to be making no effort to amend them is to have faults indeed!

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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