Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. Confucius is traditionally credited with having authored or edited many of the Chinese classic texts. Confucius’s principles had a basis in common Chinese tradition and belief. He also recommended family as a basis for ideal government. He espoused the well-known principle “Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself”, the Golden Rule. Confucius is also a traditional deity in Daoism.
Life Is Really Simple, But We Insist On Making It Complicated.
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.
Real Knowledge Is To Know The Extent Of One's Ignorance.
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.
To Know What You Know And What You Do Not Know, That Is True Knowledge.
When It Is Obvious That The Goals Cannot Be Reached, Don't Adjust The Goals, Adjust The Action Steps.
The Strength Of A Nation Derives From The Integrity Of The Home.
Study The Past, If You Would Divine The Future.
To Be Wronged Is Nothing Unless You Continue To Remember It.
It Does Not Matter How Slowly You Go As Long As You Do Not Stop.
He Who Learns But Does Not Think, Is Lost! He Who Thinks But Does Not Learn Is In Great Danger.
I Hear, I Know. I See, I Remember. I Do, I Understand.
You Cannot Open A Book Without Learning Something.
When Anger Rises, Think Of The Consequences.
To Practice Five Things Under All Circumstances Constitutes Perfect Virtue; These Five Are Gravity, Generosity Of Soul, Sincerity, Earnestness, And Kindness.
Success Depends Upon Previous Preparation, And Without Such Preparation There Is Sure To Be Failure.
Only The Wisest And Stupidest Of Men Never Change.
There Are Three Methods To Gaining Wisdom. The First Is Reflection, Which Is The Highest. The Second Is Limitation, Which Is The Easiest. The Third Is Experience, Which Is The Bitterest.
The Cautious Seldom Err.
The Superior Man Thinks Always Of Virtue; The Common Man Thinks Of Comfort.
A Youth, When At Home, Should Be Filial And, Abroad, Respectful To His Elders. He Should Be Earnest And Truthful. He Should Overflow In Love To All And Cultivate The Friendship Of The Good. When He Has Time And Opportunity, After The Performance Of These Things, He Should Employ Them In Polite Studies.
Do Not Impose On Others What You Yourself Do Not Desire.
The Will To Win, The Desire To Succeed, The Urge To Reach Your Full Potential... These Are The Keys That Will Unlock The Door To Personal Excellence.
They Must Often Change, Who Would Be Constant In Happiness Or Wisdom.
We Should Feel Sorrow, But Not Sink Under Its Oppression.
Better A Diamond With A Flaw Than A Pebble Without.
The Faults Of A Superior Person Are Like The Sun And Moon. They Have Their Faults, And Everyone Sees Them; They Change And Everyone Looks Up To Them.
I Will Not Be Concerned At Other Men's Not Knowing Me; I Will Be Concerned At My Own Want Of Ability.
Go Before The People With Your Example, And Be Laborious In Their Affairs.
Instead Of Being Concerned That You Have No Office, Be Concerned To Think How You May Fit Yourself For Office. Instead Of Being Concerned That You Are Not Known, Seek To Be Worthy Of Being Known.
It Is More Shameful To Distrust Our Friends Than To Be Deceived By Them.
The Superior Man Is Distressed By The Limitations Of His Ability; He Is Not Distressed By The Fact That Men Do Not Recognize The Ability That He Has.
Death And Life Have Their Determined Appointments; Riches And Honors Depend Upon Heaven.
Choose A Job You Love, And You Will Never Have To Work A Day In Your Life.
Heaven Means To Be One With God.
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.
When You Are Laboring For Others Let It Be With The Same Zeal As If It Were For Yourself.
A Superior Man Is Modest In His Speech, But Exceeds In His Actions.
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.
Old Age, Believe Me, Is A Good And Pleasant Thing. It Is True You Are Gently Shouldered Off The Stage, But Then You Are Given Such A Comfortable Front Stall As Spectator.
The Firm, The Enduring, The Simple, And The Modest Are Near To Virtue.
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 Is Modest In His Speech, But Exceeds In His Actions.
In A Country Well Governed, Poverty Is Something To Be Ashamed Of. In A Country Badly Governed, Wealth Is Something To Be Ashamed Of.
Our Greatest Glory Is Not In Never Falling, But In Rising Every Time We Fall.
If We Don't Know Life, How Can We Know Death?
Learning Without Thought Is Labor Lost; Thought Without Learning Is Perilous.
What You Do Not Want Done To Yourself, Do Not Do To Others.
When We See Persons Of Worth, We Should Think Of Equaling Them; When We See Persons Of A Contrary Character, We Should Turn Inwards And Examine Ourselves.
A Gentleman Would Be Ashamed Should His Deeds Not Match His Words.