Confucius

c. 551 - c. 479 BC

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 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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A Quote by Confucius on worry and worth

Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Confucius on faults and home

In vain I have looked for a single man capable of seeing his own faults and bringing the charge home against himself.

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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