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“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.”― Confucious


“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”― Confucious


“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”― Confucius


“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”― Confucius


“He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.”― Confucius


“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”― Confucius


“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”― Confucius, Confucius: The Analects


“If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.”― Confucius


“Study the past if you would define the future.”― Confucius


“The funniest people are the saddest ones”― Confucius


“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”― Confucius


“To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.”― Confucius


“Respect yourself and others will respect you.”― Confucius, Sayings of Confucius


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


“You cannot open a book without learning something.”― Confucius


“When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.”― Confucius


“Silence is a true friend who never betrays.”― Confucius


“Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.”― Confucius


“What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.”― Confucius


“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”― Confucius


“The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.”― Confucius


“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”― Confucius, The Book of Rites


“Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.”― Confucius


“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”― Confucius


“The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?”― Confucius


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


“The man of wisdom is never of two minds;
the man of benevolence never worries;
the man of courage is never afraid.”― Confucius


“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”― Confucius


“It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.”― Confucius


“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”― Confucius


“We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.”― Confucius


“And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.”― Confucius


“Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.”― Confucius, The Analects


“If what one has to say is not better than silence, then one should keep silent.”― Confucius


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


“To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace.”― Confucius, The Analects


“Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.”― Confucius


“Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.”― Confucius


“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”― Confucius


“If your plan is for one year plant rice. If your plan is for ten years plant trees. If your plan is for one hundred years educate children. ”― Confucius


“Don’t do unto others what you don’t want done unto you.”― Confucius


“A lion chased me up a tree, and I greatly enjoyed the view from the top.”― Confucius


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


“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.”― Confucius


“To see what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.”― Confucius


“The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name.”― Confucius


“The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.”― Confucious


“Time flows away like the water in the river. ”― Confucius


“When a wise man points at the moon the imbecile examines the finger.”― Confucius



“When a wise man points at the moon the imbecile examines the finger.”― Confucius


“Don’t complain about the snow on your neighbor’s roof when your own doorstep is unclean.”― confucius


“It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.”― Confucius

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