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Confucius Quotes

Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

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.

Category: Achievement

The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions.

Category: Action

The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.

Category: Action

When anger rises, think of the consequences.

Category: Anger

Mankind differs from the animals only by a little and most people throw that away.

Category: Animals

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Category: Beauty

Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change.

Category: Change

They must change who would be constant in happiness and wisdom.

Category: Change

To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.

Category: Change

The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.

Category: Character

To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things

Category: Character

When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.

Category: Character

It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.

Category: Complaints And Complaining

Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.

Category: Complaints And Complaining

If you look into your own heart, you find nothing wrong there, what is there to fear?

Category: Conscience