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CONFUCIUS
Chinese philosopher
(c. 551 BC - 478 BC)
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Our headstrong passions shut the door of our souls against God.
      - [Passion]

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
      - [Knowledge]

Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.
      - [Justice]

Seek not every quality in one individual.
      - [Quality]

Silence is a friend who will never betray.
      - [Silence]

Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
      - [Silence]

Slater soaks into the mind as water into low and marshy places, where it becomes stagnant and offensive.
      - [Slander]

Straightforwardness, without the rules of propriety, becomes rudeness.
      - [Frankness]

Study the past, if you would divine the future.
      - [Past]

Study without reflection is a waste of time; reflection without study is dangerous.
      - [Study]

The expectations of life depend upon diligence; and the mechanic that would perfect his work, must first sharpen his tools.
      - [Diligence]

The faults of the superior man are like the eclipses of the sun and moon. He has his faults, and all men see them; he changes, and all men look up to him.
      - [Superiority]

The general of a large army may be defeated, but you cannot defeat the determined will of a peasant.
      - [Will]

The heart of a wise man should resemble a mirror, which reflects every object without being sullied by any.
      - [Heart]

The injury of prodigality leads to this, that he who will not economize will have to agonize.
      - [Economy]

The main object of conciliation lies in reaching a solution to a case based upon morals and with a warm heart.
      - [Conciliation]

The man of upright life is obeyed before he speaks.
      - [Honesty]

The mirror reflects all objects without being sullied.
      - [Reflection]

The object of the superior man is truth.
      - [Superiority]

The rich fool is like a pig that is choked by its own fat.
      - [Riches]

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
      - [Integrity]

The superior man * * * in regard to his speech * * * is anxious that it should be sincere.
      - [Sincerity]

The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
      - [Speech]

The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success comes only later.
      - [Success]

The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
      - [Virtue]


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