Confucius

c. 551 - c. 479 BC

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)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Confucius on generosity, heaven, kindness, practice, sincerity, soul, and virtue

To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue: gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on direction, ideas, perfection, stability, and struggle

It is true that we shall not be able to reach perfection, but in our struggle toward it we shall strengthen our characters and give stability to our ideas, so that, whilst ever advancing calmly in the same direction, we shall b e rendered capable of applying the faculties with which we have been gifted to the best possible account.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on poetry and words

A picture is a poem without words.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on arrogance

It is harder to be poor without murmuring than to be rich without arrogance.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on good and justice

The gentleman calls attention to the good points in others; he does not call attention to their defects. The small man does just the reverse of this.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on country, poverty, and wealth

In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of . In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Source: Analects, VIII, c. 500 B.C.

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A Quote by Confucius on failure, glory, and time

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on concern, good, and worry

A good man does not worry about not being known by others, but rather is concerned about not knowing them.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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