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Everything has beauty,
by Confucius

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

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Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius PHOTO

Never impose on others what
you would not choose for yourself.
- Confucius (Ancient Chinese)

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
- Confucius

 

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
- Confucius

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

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

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Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

They must often change,
who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
- Confucius

If you look into your own heart,
and you find nothing wrong there,
what is there to worry about?
What is there to fear?
- Confucius

To know everything is to know nothing,
but to know nothing is to know everything.
- Confucius

Choose a job you love,
and you will never have to work a day in your life.
- Confucius

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
- Confucius

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Study the past, if you would divine the future.
- Confucius

Success depends upon previous preparation,
and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
- Confucius

Heaven means to be one with God.
- Confucius

Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.
- Confucius

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

The cautious seldom err.
- Confucius

The will to win, the desire to succeed,
the urge to reach your full potential...
these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
- Confucius

Music produces a kind of pleasure
which human nature cannot do without.
- Confucius

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

When anger rises, think of the consequences.
- Confucius

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

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached,
don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
- Confucius

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.
- Confucius

By three methods we may learn wisdom:
First,
by reflection, which is noblest; Second,
by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience,
which is the bitterest.
- Confucius

The superior man understands what is right;
the inferior man understands what will sell.
- Confucius

You cannot open a book without learning something.
- Confucius

When you know a thing, to hold that you know it,
and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it -
this is knowledge.
- Confucius

Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.
- Confucius

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

The object of the superior man is truth.
- Confucius

To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.
- Confucius

Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
- Confucius

We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.
- Confucius

In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of.
In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
- Confucius

He who learns but does not think, is lost!
He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
- Confucius

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.
- Confucius

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue;
these five are gravity,
generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness,
and kindness.
- Confucius

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
- Confucius

An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
- Confucius

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
- Confucius

Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.
- Confucius

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

Go before the people with your example,
and be laborious in their affairs.
- Confucius

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

It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love.
This is how the whole scheme of things works.
All good things are difficult to achieve;
and bad things are very easy to get.
- Confucius

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

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
- Confucius

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.
- Confucius

The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.
- Confucius

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

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

The expectations of life depend upon diligence;
the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
- Confucius

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

Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.
- Confucius

I hear, I know.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.
- Confucius

I will not be concerned at other men's not knowing
me;I will be concerned at my own want of ability.
- Confucius

He who exercises government by means of his virtue
may be compared to the north polar star,
which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.
- Confucius

Look at the means which a man employs,
consider his motives, observe his pleasures.
A man simply cannot conceal himself!
- Confucius

When you are laboring for others let it be with the
same zeal as if it were for yourself.
- Confucius

Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
- Confucius

To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.
- Confucius

If we don't know life, how can we know death?
- Confucius

To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.
- Confucius

A superior man is modest in his speech,
but exceeds in his actions.
- Confucius

Speak the truth, do not yield to anger;
give,
if thou art asked for little; by these three steps
thou wilt go near the gods.
- Confucius

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
- Confucius


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