Wisdom quotes by Confucius

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

Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes

Respect yourself and others will respect you

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it

To se what is right and not to do it is want of courage

Forget injuries, never forget kindness

He who will not economize will have to agonize

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

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

It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you don’t stop

Men’s natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in getting up every time we do

Study the past if you would define the future

What the superior man seeks is in himself, what the small man seeks is in others

When anger rises, think of the consequences

Confucius wise quotes
Wisdom quotes by Confucius

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

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart

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

Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles

If a man takes no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand

The people may be made to follow a path of action, but they may not be made to understand it

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

The superior man… does not set his mind either for anything, or against anything; what is right he will follow

Things that are done, it is needless to speak about… things that are past, it is needless to blame

What the superior man seeks is in himself What the mean man seek is in others

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

When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them

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

The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his actions

While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve spirits (of the dead)?… While you do not know life, how can you know about death?

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