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

— Confucius

The most belligerent Confucius quotes that are little-known but priceless

The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.

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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.

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I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

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Confucius quote I hear and I forget. I see and I remembe

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

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

406

An orchid in a deep forest sends out its fragrance even if no one is around to appreciate it.

388

A great man is hard on himself; a small man is hard on others.

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Confucius quote He who knows all the answers has not bee

He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.

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To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.

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

285

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

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Confucius quote The man who asks a question is a fool fo

The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute. The man who does not ask, is a fool for life.

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To love a thing means wanting it to live.

241

Don't curse the darkness, light a candle.

225

If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune.

If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.

208
Confucius quote Person who chases two rabbits catches ne

Person who chases two rabbits catches neither.

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About Confucius

Quotes 911 sayings
Nationality Chinese
Profession Philosopher
Birthday 550 BC

Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.

203

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

192

It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.

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Confucius quote Choose a job you love, and you will neve

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

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

179

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

177

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

165
Confucius quote Our greatest glory is not in never faill

Our greatest glory is not in never failling but in rising every time we fall.

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The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

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

160

The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.

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Keep it simple and focus on what matters. Don't let yourself be overwhelmed.

157

The good are not worried, the wise are not confused, and the brave are not afraid.

152

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

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Three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

149

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

143

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.

135

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

133

Happiness does not consist in having what you want, but in wanting what you have

129

Do not be concerned that no one recognizes you, seek that which is worthy of recognition.

128

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

118

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

114

Silence is the true friend that never betrays.

107

If you chase two rabbits, you catch none.

106

He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.

104

A man of wisdom delights in water.

101

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

101

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

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Yin and yang, male and female, strong and weak, rigid and tender, heaven and earth, light and darkness, thunder and lightning, cold and warmth, good and evil...the interplay of opposite principles constitutes the universe.

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If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher.

I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.

92

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

89

There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life -reciprocity.

89

Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.

89

What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.

88

I was complaining that I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet.

87

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

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

86

He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.

81

Love others as you would love yourself, judge others as you would judge yourself, cherish others as you would cherish yourself. When you wish for others as you wish for yourself and when you protect others as you would protect yourself, that's when you can say it's true love.

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