Confucius

c. 551 - c. 479 BC

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 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 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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A Quote by Confucius on chance, day, good, goodness, love, practice, and strength

I have never seen one who really loves goodness or one who really hates wickedness. One who really loves goodness will not place anything above it. One who really hates wickedness will practice goodness in such a way that wickedness will have no chance to get at him. Is there anyone who has devoted his whole strength to doing good for even as long as a single day? I have not seen anyone give up such an attempt because he had not the strength to go on. Perhaps there is such a case, but I have never seen it.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on force

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The commander of the forces of a large State may be carried off, but the will of even a common man cannot be taken from him.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on understanding and wisdom

To understand yourself is the key to wisdom.

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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