Confucius Quotes

183 Confucius quotes:

"The parents age must be remembered, both for joy and anxiety."
"A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions."
"Chi Wen Tzu always thought three times before taking action. Twice would have been quite enough."
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"The superior man is distressed by his want of ability"
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"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."
"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps."
"Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men."
"Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished."
"The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large."
"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."
"The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell."
"Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator."
"The cautious seldom err."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
"When anger rises, think of the consequences."
"Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change."
"They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom."
"The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has."
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"

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