147Confucius Quotes

Chinese Philosopher

Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history... (source)

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. view quote

In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of. view quote

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. view quote

Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts? view quote

Silence is a true friend who never betrays. view quote

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. view quote

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. view quote

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. view quote

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. view quote

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. view quote

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