Confucius

c. 551 - c. 479 BC

A Quote by Confucius

When you see a worthy person, endeavor to emulate him. When you see an unworthy person, then examine your inner self.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on elderly, home, and youth

A youth, when at home, should be filial, and, abroad, respectful to his elders.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on heart

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Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on heart and words

Words are the voice of the heart.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on force, impossibility, men, and words

Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Source: Analects

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A Quote by Confucius on present and worship

We should worship as though the deity were present.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Confucius on circumstances, generosity, kindness, practice, sincerity, soul, and virtue

To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on beauty, love, and virtue

I have not seen one who loves virtue as he loves beauty.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on inferiority, superiority, and understanding

The superior man understands what is right. The inferior man understands what will sell.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Source: The Analects, book 4

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A Quote by Confucius on character, consequences, courage, goodness, knowledge, learning, love, principles, and simplicity

Love of goodness without love of learning degenerates into simple-mindedness. Love of knowledge without love of learning degenerates into utter lack of principle. Love of faithfulness without love of learning degenerates into injurious disregard of consequences. Love of uprightness without love of learning degenerates into harshness. Love of courage without love of learning degenerates into insubordination. Love of strong character without love of learning degenerates into mere recklessness.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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