Confucius Quotes

183 Confucius quotes:

"Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself."
"The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools."
"Wherever you go, go with all your heart."
"The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action."
"Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, see to the (be?) worthy of being known."
Author: Confucius Quotes Category: Chinese Philosopher Quotes Office Quotes
"We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
"When nature exceeds culture, we have the rustic. When culture exceeds nature then we the pedant."
Author: Confucius Quotes Category: Culture Quotes
"Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean."
"Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly"
Author: Confucius Quotes Category: Desire Quotes
"A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake."
Author: Confucius Quotes Category: Failure Quotes
"Things that are done, it is needless to speak about; things that are past it is needless to blame."
"We take great pains to persuade other that we are happy than in to think so ourselves."
"I do not want a friend who smiles when I smile, who weeps when I weep; for my shadow in the pool can do better than that."
"Silence is the true friend that never betrays."
Author: Confucius Quotes Category: Life Quotes
"If I am walking with two other men, each of them I will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself."
Author: Confucius Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"Virtue is not solitary; it is bound to have neighbors"
"Virtue is the strong stem of man's nature, and music is the blossoming of virtue."
Author: Confucius Quotes Category: Music Quotes
"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."
"The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large."

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