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.
To throw oneself into strange teachings is quite dangerous.
He who keeps danger in mind will rest safely in his seat.
One hundred women are not worth a single testicle.
What you know you know. What you don't know, you don't know. This is knowledge.
Study without reflection is a waste of time; reflection without study is dangerous.
Those who are firm, enduring, simple and unpretentious are the nearest to virtue.
Conscience is the inner voice which warns us that someone might be looking. Hear and you forget, see and you remember, do and you understand.
The inner nature of man is the province of Music.
To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.
Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.
When a man feels the difficulty of doing, can he be other than cautious and slow in speaking?
A knight whose heart is set upon the Way, but who is ashamed of wearing shabby clothes and eating coarse food, is not worth calling into counsel.
To know everything is to know nothing, but to know nothing is to know everything.
Men of principle are sure to be bold, but those who are bold may not always be men of principle.
I never really said all those things I said
When I walk along with two others, from at least one I will be able to learn.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
If we don't know life, how can we know death?
The superior man, even when he is not moving, has a feeling of reverence, and while he speaks not, he has the feeling of truthfulness.
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