Confucius (/kənˈfjuːʃəs/ kən-FEW-shəs; 551 BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.
The man who is master of himself drinks gravely and wisely.
Love is like a spice. It can sweeten your life - however, it can spoil it, too.
The way of Heaven and Earth may be completely declared in one sentence: They are without any doubleness, and so they produce things in a manner that is unfathomable.
Respect yourself and others will respect you.
A man of humanity is one who, in seeking to establish himself, finds a foothold for others and who, in desiring attaining himself, helps others to attain.
I have not seen one who loves virtue as he loves beauty.
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
Exemplary persons are steadfast in the face of adversity, while petty persons are engulfed by it.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
You cannot open a book without learning something.
Everyone eats and drinks; yet only few appreciate the taste of food.
Keep it simple and focus on what matters. Don't let yourself be overwhelmed.
A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do we know that his future will not be equal to our present? If he reach the age of forty or fifty, and has not made himself heard of, then indeed he will not be worth being regarded with respect.
If a man is not good, what has he to do with the rules of propriety? If he is not good, what has he to do with music?
Don't be concerned about others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
Only after Winter comes do we know that the pine and the cypress are the last to fade.
In language clarity is everything.
A true gentleman makes demands upon himself but not upon others.
When you are laboring for others, let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself.
A ruthless man extends his ruthlessness from those he does not love to those he loves.
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