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 real fault is to have faults and not amend them.
Do not treat others as you yourself would not be treated.
Heaven is author of the virtue that is in me
Consideration for others is the basis of a good life, a good society.
What the wise seek is in themselves
To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
If names are not correct, then language is not in accord with the truth of things. If language is not in accord with the truth of things, then affairs cannot be carried out successfully.
Ceremonies are the first thing to be attended to in the practice of government.
A man exercising no forethought will soon experience present sorrow.
I live in a very small house, but my windows look out on a very large world.
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
Never overlook wallflower at dance; may be dandelion in grass.
The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.
Study as if you have not reached your goal - hold it as if you were afraid of losing what you have.
A good man will certainly also possess courage; but a brave man is not necessarily good.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
It is better not to proceed at all than to proceed without purpose.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
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