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.
A great man is hard on himself; a small man is hard on others.
Those who cannot forgive others break the bridge over which they themselves must pass.
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.
Not knowing life, how can we know death? Why talk of spirits when you do not understand men?
Just as lavishness leads easily to presumption, so does frugality to meanness. But meanness is a far less serious fault than presumption.
The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage is never afraid.
He who chases two rabbits, catches none.
Wealth and rank are what people desire, but unless they are obtained in the right way they may not be possessed.
A lack of patience in trifling matters might lead to the disruption of great project.
Knowing something is not as good as liking it. Liking something is not as good as rejoicing in it.
If you don't know how to live, why wonder about death?
A gentleman can see a question from all sides without bias. The small man is biased and can see a question only from one side.
The Master was entirely free from four things: prejudice, foregone conclusions, obstinacy, and egoism.
First there must be order and harmony within your own mind.
If you try to do too much, you will not achieve anything.
He Who Knows And Knows That He Knows Is A Wise Man - Follow Him; He Who Knows Not And Knows Not That He Knows Not Is A Fool - Shun Him
Knowledge is merely brilliance in organization of ideas and not wisdom. The truly wise person goes beyond knowledge.
When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
The vices come as passengers, visit us as guest and stay as masters.
If we don't know life, how can we know death?
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