Sunday, January 25, 2009

Confucius Saying

The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved. - Confucius

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

To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage. - Confucius

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

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

When anger rises, think of the consequences. - Confucius

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

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

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

By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart. - Confucius

Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue. - Confucius

Have no friends not equal to yourself. - 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

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

He with whom neither slander that gradually soaks into the mind, nor statements that startle like a wound in the flesh, are successful may be called intelligent indeed. - Confucius

Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles. - Confucius

I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there. - Confucius

Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes. - Confucius

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

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

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. - Confucius

He who will not economize will have to agonize. - Confucius

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

Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star. - Confucius

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

Men's natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart. - Confucius

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do. - Confucius

Respect yourself and others will respect you. - Confucius

Study the past if you would define the future. - Confucius

You cannot open a book without learning something. - Confucius

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. - Confucius


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