Confucius

c. 551 - c. 479 BC

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 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 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 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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