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A list of quotes from Confucius. Here are the best Confucius quotes on various subjects. The Confucius quotations list is sorted by popularity, so only the best quotes are at the top of the list. Enjoy these sayings coined by Confucius. You may copy this list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your views, then publish it to share with your Facebook friends, Twitter followers or with any other social networks you're on. Confucius was an amazing thinker and if you want to think like him check out our honesty quotes, integrity quotes and sacrifice quotes.
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    The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development. Confucius

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    The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them. Confucius

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    Love thy neighbor as thyself: Do not to others what thou wouldn't not wish be done to thyself: Forgive injuries. Forgive thy enemy, be reconciled to him, give him assistance, invoke God in his behalf. Confucius

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    Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. Confucius

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

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    Silence is the true friend that never betrays. Confucius

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    Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven. Confucius

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    To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage. Confucius

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

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    I have never seen a man as fond of virtue as of women. Confucius

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    Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star. Confucius

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    Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. Confucius

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    With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bent arm for a pillow -- I have still joy in the midst of all these things. Confucius

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    Consideration for others is the basic of a good life, a good society. Confucius

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    Study the past if you would divine the future. Confucius

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    Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness. Confucius

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

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    He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own. Confucius

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    Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change. Confucius

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    Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role. Confucius

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    I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being. Confucius

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    The way of the superior person is threefold; virtuous, they are free from anxieties; wise they are free from perplexities; and bold they are free from fear. Confucius

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    Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it. Confucius

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    Tsze-Kung asked, saying, is there one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life? The Master said, Is not Reciprocity such a word? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. Confucius

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    To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge. Confucius

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    Boldness, without the rules of propriety, becomes insubordination. Confucius

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    We take greater pains to persuade others we are happy than in trying to think so ourselves. Confucius

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    To see what is right, and not do it, is want of courage, or of principle. Confucius

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    The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. Confucius

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    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 Confucius

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    Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others. Confucius

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    It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great. Confucius

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    The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort. Confucius

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    The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials. Confucius

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    What the superior person seeks is in themselves. What the mean person seeks is in others. Confucius

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    Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors. Confucius

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    The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them. Confucius

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    When prosperity comes, do not use all of it. Confucius

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    Can there be a love which does not make demands on its object? Confucius

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    There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest. Confucius

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

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    Learning without thought is labor lost. Thought without learning is perilous. Confucius

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    The superior man is firm in the right way, and not merely firm. Confucius

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    When nature exceeds culture, we have the rustic. When culture exceeds nature then we the pedant. Confucius

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    Of neighborhoods, benevolence is the most beautiful. How can the man be considered wise who when he had the choice does not settle in benevolence. Confucius

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    Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing. Confucius

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    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. Confucius

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