Confucius Quotes


183 Confucius quotes:



"The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development."
"Learning without thought is labor lost; and thought without learning is perilous."
Author: Confucius Quotes Category: Labor Quotes
"Seek not every quality in one individual"
Author: Confucius Quotes Category: Quality Quotes
"Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three."
Author: Confucius Quotes Category: Truth Quotes
"To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness."
Author: Confucius Quotes Category: Virtue Quotes
"Never seek illicit wealth."
Author: Confucius Quotes Category: Wealth Quotes
"To know that you know, and to know that you don't know - that is the real wisdom."
Author: Confucius Quotes Category: Wisdom Quotes
"If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things"
Author: Confucius Quotes Category: Language Quotes
"If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything."
Author: Confucius Quotes Category: Language Quotes
"It is the law of nature that woman should be held under the dominance of man"
Author: Confucius Quotes Category: Law Quotes
"Virtue is not solitary; it is bound to have neighbors"
"I saw some piglets suckling their dead mother. After a short while they shuddered and went away. They had sensed that she could no longer see them and that she wasn't like them any more. What they loved in their mother wasn't her body, but whatever it was that made her body live."
Author: Confucius Quotes Category: Mother Quotes
"Virtue is the strong stem of man's nature, and music is the blossoming of virtue."
Author: Confucius Quotes Category: Music Quotes
"Boldness, without the rules of propriety, becomes insubordination."
Author: Confucius Quotes Category: Risk Quotes
"Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness"
Author: Confucius Quotes Category: Justice Quotes
"By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart"
Author: Confucius Quotes Category: Men 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
"The superior man is firm in the right way, and not merely firm"
Author: Confucius Quotes Category: Man Quotes
"It is only the wisest and the stupidest that cannot change."
"The man of upright life is obeyed before he speaks"
Author: Confucius Quotes Category: Life Quotes



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