Confucius (/kənˈfjuːʃəs/; September 28, 551 – 479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. His followers competed successfully with many other schools during the Hundred Schools of Thought era only to be suppressed in favor of the Legalists during the Qin Dynasty. Following the victory of Han over Chu after the collapse of Qin, Confucius's thoughts received official sanction and were further developed into a system known as Confucianism. Confucius is traditionally credited with having authored or edited many of the Chinese classic texts including all of the Five Classics, but modern scholars are cautious of attributing specific assertions to Confucius himself. Aphorisms concernin... More
Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Confucius #Anger #Art #Truth
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.
Confucius #Intelligence #Knowledge
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Confucius #Change #Men
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.
Confucius #Courage #Men #Wisdom
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
Confucius #Death #Life
Death and life have their determined appointments riches and honors depend upon heaven.
Confucius #Death #Life
If we don't know life, how can we know death?
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Confucius #Failure #Success
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
Study the past, if you would divine the future.
Heaven means to be one with God.
Confucius #Good #Love
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 #Good #Motivational
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.
Confucius #Great #Learning
He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
Confucius #History #Time
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Confucius #Home #Strength
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
The cautious seldom err.
You cannot open a book without learning something.
Confucius #Life #Love #Work
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Confucius #Life #Work
The expectations of life depend upon diligence the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.