“Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors. ”

~ Confucius

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“To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. ”

~ Confucius

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“A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words. ”

~ Confucius

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“He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.”

~ Confucius

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“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. ”

~ Confucius

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“He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it. ”

~ Confucius

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“It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. ”

~ Confucius

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“The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them. ”

~ Confucius

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“Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts? ”

~ Confucius

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“If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people. ”

~ Confucius

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“The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. ”

~ Confucius

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

~ Confucius

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

~ Confucius

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“The object of the superior man is truth. ”

~ Confucius

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“Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven. ”

~ Confucius

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“The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most. ”

~ Confucius

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“If we don’t know life, how can we know death? ”

~ Confucius

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“Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator. ”

~ Confucius

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“The cautious seldom err. ”

~ Confucius

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“The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. ”

~ Confucius

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“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, seek to be worthy of being known. ”

~ Confucius

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“The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has. ”

~ Confucius

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“Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage. ”

~ Confucius

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“Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures.

A man simply cannot conceal himself! ”

~ Confucius

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“Heaven means to be one with God. ”

~ Confucius

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“The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort. ”

~ Confucius

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“To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short. ”

~ Confucius

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“To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness. ”

~ Confucius

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“When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it – this is knowledge. ”

~ Confucius

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