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  • People with virtue must speak out People who speak are not all virtuous.
    (Confucius)

  • To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.
    (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)

  • With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bent arm for a pillow -- I have still joy in the midst of all these things.
    (Confucius)

  • Heaven means to be one with God.
    (Confucius)


  • Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
    (Confucius)

  • Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
    (Confucius)

  • Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, see to the (be?) worthy of being known.
    (Confucius)

  • If you look into your own heart, you find nothing wrong there, what is there to fear
    (Confucius)

  • Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
    (Confucius)

  • Have no friends not equal to yourself.
    (Confucius)

  • Learning without thought is labor lost and thought without learning is perilous.
    (Confucius)

  • The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later.
    (Confucius)

  • When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
    (Confucius)

  • The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.
    (Confucius)


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