Confucius Quotations

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"Men's natures are alike; it is their habits that carry them far apart."

"One joy dispels a hundred cares."

"What the superior man seeks is in himself: what the small man seeks is in others."

"For a word a man is often deemed to be wise, and for one word he is often deemed to be foolish. We should be careful indeed what we say."

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand."

"Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star."

"They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom."

"The cautious seldom err."

"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance."

"What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others."

"Study the past, if you would divine the future."

"In all things, success depends on previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure."

"Learning without thought is labour lost; thought without learning is perilous."

"Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it."

"The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions."

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