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Confucius (551 BC- 479 BC) quotes

 

  • A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
  • Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
  • Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
  • Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.
  • Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.
  • Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
  • Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.
  • I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
  • In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
  • It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.
  • Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
  • Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
  • Silence is a true friend who never betrays.