Quotes of Confucius (K'ung Fu-tzu)
(Chinese sage, philosopher)
"Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change."
"Fine words and insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue."
To see what is right and not to do it is cowardice.
"When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine your own self."
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Straightforwardness, without the rules of propriety, becomes rudeness.
Knowledge is merely brilliance in organization of ideas and not wisdom. The truly wise person goes beyond knowledge.
To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue... gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
“If a man honour worth and forsake lust, serve father and mother with all his strength, be ready to give his life for the king, and keep faith with his friends; though men may call him rude, I call him learned.”
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