Confucius

c. 551 - c. 479 BC

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 day

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If you would one day renovate yourself, do so from day to day.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on good, laws, men, nature, poverty, and suffering

One who is by nature daring and is suffering from poverty will not long be law-abiding. Indeed, any men, save those that are truly good, if their sufferings are very great, will be likely to rebel.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius

The rich fool is like a pig that is choked by its own fat.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on people, practice, time, and virtue

How transcendent is the virtue of the middle conduct! Rare for a long time has been its practice among the people.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on failure, preparation, and success

Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on boldness, men, and principles

Men of principles are always bold, but those who are bold are not always men of principle.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on anxiety, concern, learning, life, planning, poverty, and progress

A gentleman, in his plans, thinks of the Way; he does not think how he is going to make a living. Even farming sometimes has a shortage; and even learning may incidentally bring a salary. A gentleman is concerned with the progress of the Way; he is not anxious about poverty.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on worry

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Do not worry about not holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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