Why should I know Confucius?

Confucius was an ancient Chinese teacher, politician and philosopher. HIs philosophy, known as Confucianism focused on personal morality and social relationships. He remains one of the most influential Chinamen in history. It is not certain, but believed that Confucius owned a cat.

Books by Confucius

Quotes by Confucius

“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

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“He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior. ”

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“He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.”

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“I hear and I forget. I see and I believe. I do and I understand. ”

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“If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room.”

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“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you don’t stop.”

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“Mankind differs from the animals only by a little and most people throw that away. ”

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“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.”

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“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. ”

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“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”

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“Respect yourself and others will respect you.”

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“Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.”

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“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”

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“The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for lifetime.”

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“The superior man is modest in speech but exceeds in his actions.”

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“The way of a superior man is three-fold: virtuous, he is free from anxieties; wise, he is free from perplexities; bold, he is free from fear.”

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“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.”

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“To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice. ”

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“To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or of principle.”

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“What the superior man seeks is in himself, what the small man seeks is in others.”

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“When anger rises, think of the consequences.”

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“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”

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“When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. ”

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