Q – Confucius

Confucius circa 551 - 479BC was an ancient Chinese teacher, politician and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history (771 – 476BC).

 

‘The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions’

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‘You cannot open a book without learning something’

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‘To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it’

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‘I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there’

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‘Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated’

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‘Wherever you go, go with all your heart’

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‘Silence is a true friend who never betrays’

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Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it’

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‘I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand’

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‘Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance’

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‘The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home’

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‘The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell’

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‘Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without’

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

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‘Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance’

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‘Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall’

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‘Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life’

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‘To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness’

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‘Imagination is more important than knowledge’

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‘We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression’

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‘A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words’

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‘Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage’

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‘You will never know how sharp a sword is unless it’s drawn from its sheath’

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‘Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves’

 

 

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