Confucius

c. 551 - c. 479 BC

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

The Way is not for, but from, man; if we take the Way as something superhuman, beyond man, this is not the real Way.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on beauty, good, and goodness

It is goodness that gives to a neighborhood its beauty. One who is free to choose, yet does not prefer to dwell among the good - how can he be accorded the name of wise?

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on experience, imitation, learning, reflection, and wisdom

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 bitterest.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius

The true gentleman does not preach what he practices till he has practiced what he preaches.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on superiority and virtue

The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on neighbors and virtue

Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on danger, reflection, study, and time

Study without reflection is a waste of time; reflection without study is dangerous.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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