Confucius

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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

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Confucius Quotes

Confucius #Alone

Photo of Confucius Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
Confucius #Anger

Photo of Confucius When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Confucius #Anger #Art #Truth

Photo of Confucius 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

Photo of Confucius Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Confucius #Change #Men

Photo of Confucius Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
Confucius #Courage

Photo of Confucius Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.
Confucius #Courage #Men #Wisdom

Photo of Confucius Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
Confucius #Death #Life

Photo of Confucius Death and life have their determined appointments riches and honors depend upon heaven.
Confucius #Death #Life

Photo of Confucius If we don't know life, how can we know death?
Confucius #Beauty

Photo of Confucius Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Confucius #Failure #Success

Photo of Confucius Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
Confucius #Friendship

Photo of Confucius It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
Confucius #Future

Photo of Confucius Study the past, if you would divine the future.
Confucius #God

Photo of Confucius Heaven means to be one with God.
Confucius #Good #Love

Photo of 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 #Good #Motivational

Photo of Confucius The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Confucius #Government

Photo of Confucius An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
Confucius #Government

Photo of Confucius 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

Photo of Confucius He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
Confucius #History #Time

Photo of Confucius Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Confucius #Home #Strength

Photo of Confucius The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
Confucius #Leadership

Photo of Confucius The cautious seldom err.
Confucius #Learning

Photo of Confucius You cannot open a book without learning something.
Confucius #Life #Love #Work

Photo of Confucius Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Confucius #Life #Work

Photo of Confucius The expectations of life depend upon diligence the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.