Monday, 23 July 2012

Time For Confucius Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"When anger rises, think of the consequences." Confucius

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

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

Confucius Quotes
A portrait of Confucius by the Tang Dynasty artist Wu Daozi (680–740)
Confucius (551–479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history.

The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. His followers competed successfully with many other schools during the Hundred Schools of Thought era only to be suppressed in favor of the Legalists during the Qin Dynasty. Following the victory of Han over Chu after the collapse of Qin, Confucius's thoughts received official sanction and were further developed into a system known as Confucianism.

Confucius is traditionally credited with having authored or edited many of the Chinese classic texts including all of the Five Classics, but modern scholars are cautious of attributing specific assertions to Confucius himself. Aphorisms concerning his teachings were compiled in the Analects, but only many years after his death.
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"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." Confucius

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"The cautious seldom err." 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

"It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them." Confucius

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Heaven means to be one with God." Confucius

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"You cannot open a book without learning something." 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

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

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

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

"The object of the superior man is truth." Confucius

"Silence is a true friend who never betrays." Confucius

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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