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

  • wisdom

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

  • Resilience

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

  • long

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

  • knowledge



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

  • positive

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

  • actions

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

  • actions

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

  • achieve

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

  • brave

To love a thing means wanting it to live.

  • Love

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

  • life

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

  • recognition

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

  • Beauty

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.


He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.

  • Control

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

  • Truth

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

  • Learning

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

  • Motivational

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.

  • Change

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.

  • Wisdom

Silence is the true friend that never betrays.

  • Silence

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

  • Work

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

  • Pessimism

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

  • Revenge

If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.

  • inspirational

The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage is never afraid.

  • wisdom

When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.

  • Character

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

  • Knowledge

A fool despises good counsel, but a wise man takes it to heart.

  • Fools

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

  • Mistakes


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Confucius quotes about virtue

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

  • circumstances

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

  • Virtue

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

  • Virtue

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

  • Virtue

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

  • Virtue

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

  • comfort

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

  • enduring

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.

  • compared

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Confucius quotes about knowledge

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

  • knowledge

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

  • Knowledge

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

  • Knowledge

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

  • Knowledge

The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.

  • Knowledge

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.

  • Knowledge

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.

  • knowledge

To know what you know and what you do not know. That is true knowledge.

  • knowledge

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

  • actions

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

  • actions

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

  • Superiority

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.

  • ability

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

  • business

The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later.

  • comes

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

  • comfort

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

  • inner

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Confucius quotes about wisdom

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

  • wisdom

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

  • knowledge

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.

  • Wisdom

The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage is never afraid.

  • wisdom

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

  • Wisdom

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

  • wisdom

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.

  • Wisdom

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

  • change

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. راست بگو، تسليم خشم نشو، اگر از تو كم خواستند ببخش؛ با اين سه به خدايان مي رسي

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Confucius quotes about learning

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

  • Learning

Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.

  • Learning

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

  • learning

You cannot open a book without learning something.

  • learning

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.

  • labor

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

  • confidence

When anger rises, think of the consequences.

  • Anger

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

  • circumstances

What you do not want others to do to you, do not do to others.

  • Example



Study the past if you would divine the future.

  • Past

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

  • Sadness

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

  • Simplicity

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it

  • beauty

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

  • Evil

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

  • Wisdom

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

  • Knowledge

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

  • Manners

Mankind differs from the animals only by a little and most people throw that away.

  • Animals

A man who does not think and plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door.

  • Planning

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.

  • Failure

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

  • Thought

It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.

  • Family

The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development.

  • Growth

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

  • Conscience

Faithfulness and sincerity are the highest things.

  • Marriage

Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.

  • Snow

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

  • Virtue

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

  • Worry

The real fault is to have faults and not amend them.

  • Mistakes

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

  • Superiority

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

  • Worry

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

  • Knowledge

The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.

  • Knowledge

When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them.

  • Mistakes

When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.

  • Success

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

  • Change

To go too far is as bad as to fall short.

  • Excess

I am not concerned that I am not known, I seek to be worthy to be known.

  • Fame

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

  • Father

Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.

  • Learning

Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.

  • Sincerity

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

  • learning

To be with God.

  • Heaven

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

  • Love

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.

  • ability

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

  • wisdom

It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.

  • inspirational

To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.

  • CowardiceWeakness

Have no friends not equal to yourself.

  • Friends

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

  • Happiness

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.

  • Knowledge

Boldness, without the rules of propriety, becomes insubordination.

  • Risk

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

  • Virtue

Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.

  • Words

You cannot open a book without learning something.

  • learning

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

  • feared

Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in.

  • Actions

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

  • Character

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

  • Family

The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly, and who can say to himself, I shall today be uppermost.

  • Fate

Humility is the solid foundation of all the virtues.

  • Humility

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

  • Ignorance

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

  • Virtue

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

  • diamond

The parents age must be remembered, both for joy and anxiety.

  • Family

Not to alter one's faults is to be faulty indeed.

  • Mistakes

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

  • Respect

The object of the superior man is truth.

  • Truth

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

  • business

Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.

  • boredom

Silence is a true friend who never betrays.

  • betrays

The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later.

  • comes

And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.

  • rockstar

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

  • Character

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

  • Fate

Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.

  • Kindness

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.

  • Mistakes

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.

  • Neighbors

When you see a worthy person, endeavor to emulate him. When you see an unworthy person, then examine your inner self.

  • Service

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.

  • Teaching

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

  • Virtue

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.

  • anger

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

  • laboring

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

  • comfort

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

  • enduring

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

  • work

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.

  • labor

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.

  • compared

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

  • inner

When things are investigated, then true knowledge is achieved; when true knowledge is achieved, then the will becomes sincere; when the will is sincere, then the heart is set right ; when the heart is set right, then the personal life is cultivated; when the personal life is cultivated, then the family life is regulated; when the family life is regulated, then the national life is orderly; and when the national life is orderly, then there is peace in this world.


To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.

  • Change

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.

  • Forgiveness

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.

  • Joy

Is there any one maxim which ought to be acted upon throughout one's whole life? Surely the maxim of loving kindness is such: Do not unto others what you would not they should do unto you.

  • Kindness

If you lead the people with correctness, who will dare not be correct?

  • Leadership

Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.

  • Patience

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

  • Persistence

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

  • Poverty

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

  • Scholars

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.

  • Wisdom

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.

  • Words

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

  • change

To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.

  • beyond

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

  • hear

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

  • ability

Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, seek to be worthy of being known.

  • being

The cautious seldom err.

  • leadership

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

  • friendship

Heaven means to be one with God.

  • god

Study the past, if you would divine the future.

  • future

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.

  • teacher

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

  • conceal

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.

  • knowledge

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

  • ashamed

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

  • forget

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

  • death

What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.

  • done

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.

  • character

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

  • success

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

  • dance

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

  • courage

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

  • heart

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

  • fear

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.

  • difficult

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

  • cowardice


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When Confucius was born? Confucius was born on 550 BC.

Who is Confucius? Confucius biography. Confucius was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher, whose teachings and philosophy have deeply influenced Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese thought and life.孔子 - Kong Zi孔夫子 - Kong Fuzi (Kung Fu-Tzu)

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