Monday, December 5, 2011
Confucius: Perennial Quotes
Confucius (551-479 BC) was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher. His philosophy emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice, and sincerity. His perspectives, often remembered through perceptive aphorisms, still offer timely insights.
-Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself.
- Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.
-If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?
- The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.
-Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
-Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
-Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
-Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
-He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.
Selected by quoteflections.
-Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
-I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
-And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
-Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
-Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
-When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
-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.
-They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
- A gentleman covets the reputation of being slow in word but prompt in deed.
-To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
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