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Kung Fu-tzu Confucius quotes (64)

The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success comes only later.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Diet

If a man take no thought about what is distant he will find sorrow near at hand.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Near

To have faults and to be making no effort to amend them is to have faults indeed!
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Fault

The essence of knowledge is having it to apply it; not having it to confess your ignorance.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Confession

Study the past if you would divine the future.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Past

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Better

The palest ink is better than the most retentive memory.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Memory

If you would one day renovate yourself do so from day to day.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Reform

It is true that we shall not be able to reach perfection but in our struggle toward it we shall strengthen our characters and give stability to our ideas so that whilst ever advancing calmly in the same direction we shall b e rendered capable of applying the faculties with which we have been gifted to the best possible account.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Perfection

If the gentleman is not serious he will not be respected and his learning will not be on a firm foundation. He considers loyalty and faithfulness to be fundamental has no friends who are not like him and when he has made mistakes he is not afraid of correcting them.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Serious

Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Housework

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.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Age

To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Courage

The cautious seldom err.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Cause

He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Self

To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Perception

Mens natures are alike; It is their habits that carry them far apart.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Alike

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Inferior

Men of principles are always bold but those who are bold are not always men of principle.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Gravity

Recompense injury with justice and recompense kindness with kindness.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Justice

The injury of prodigality leads to this that he who will not economize will have to agonize.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Easy

First and foremost be faithful to your superiors keep all promises refuse the friendship of all who are not like you; and if you have made a mistake do not be afraid of admitting the fact and amending your ways.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: First

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.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Teach

The Master said Yu shall I tell you what knowledge is? When you know a thing to know that you know it and when you do not know a thing to recognize that you do not know it. That is knowledge.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Know

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Stop

There are three sorts of pleasures which are advantageous and three which are injurious. Finding pleasure in the discriminating study of ceremonies and music finding pleasure in discussing the good points in the conduct of others and finding pleasure in having many wise friends these are advantageous. But finding pleasure in profligate enjoyments finding pleasure in idle gadding about and finding pleasure in feasting these are injurious.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Laugh

It is only the wisest and the stupidest that cannot change.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Change

It is harder to be poor without murmuring than to be rich without arrogance.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Brag

To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Wickedness

Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising every time we fail.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Factory

The way of a superior man is threefold: Virtuous he is free from anxieties; Wise he is free from perplexities; Bold he is free from fear.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Thief

The superior man is distressed by the limitation of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability he has.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Ability

Study without reflection is a waste of time; reflection without study is dangerous.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Education

An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Government

The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Alone

We don't know yet about life how can we know about death?
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Life

When anger rises think of the consequences.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Anger

If a man is not good what has he to do with the rules of propriety? If he is not good what has he to do with music?
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Bible

The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly and who can say to himself I shall to-day be uppermost.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Fortune

He that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Diligence

You judge yourself by what you think you can achieve others judge you by what have achieved.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Action

The end of the day is near when small men make long shadows.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: End

Wheresoever you go go with all your heart.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Heart

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Nothing

In a country well governed poverty is something to be ashamed of . In a country badly governed wealth is something to be ashamed of.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Potential

Without goodness a man cannot endure adversity for long nor can he enjoy prosperity for long. The good man is naturally at ease with goodness. The wise man cultivates goodness for its advantage.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Good

The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Comfort

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.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Experience

A good man is not mine to see. Could I see a man possessed of constancy that would satisfy me.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Fidelity

I am not concerned that I am not known I seek to be worthy to be known.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Madness

Words are the voice of the heart.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Word

Can there be a love which does not make demands on its object?
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Love

A man who has committed a mistake and doesnt correct it is committing another mistake.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Mistake

Silence is a friend who will never betray.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Sick

When prosperity comes do not use all of it.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Prosperity

Success depends upon previous preparation and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Prepare

To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Excess

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Beauty

Real knowledge is to know the extent of ones ignorance.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: If

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Wrong

Learning without thought is labor lost; Thought without learning is perilous.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Learn

A youth when at home should be filial and abroad respectful to his elders.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Unsorted

Without knowing the force of words it is impossible to know men.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Literature

The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man perfected without trials.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Diamond