Confucius

c. 551 - c. 479 BC

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 work

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He that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on difficulty, interest, success, and superiority

The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success comes only later.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius

He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on friendship and silence

Silence is a friend who will never betray.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on sincerity, truth, and virtue

Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on men and study

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In antiquity men studied for their own sake; nowadays men study for the sake of impressing others.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on sacrifice

If I do not participate in the sacrifice, it is as if I did not sacrifice at all.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on courage

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To see what is right and not to do it, is want of courage.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Source: Analects

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