87 quotes found by Confucius

Confucius
To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.
Listen  Beginning  Wicked  # 86148
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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.
Known  Office  Instead  # 86149
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They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
change  happiness  wisdom  # 86150
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Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
Ability  Catch  Demand  # 86151
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An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
government  Tiger  Feared  # 86152
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The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
action  Superior  Acts  # 86153
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Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.
friendship  Contract  Thyself  # 86154
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Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.
Often  Themselves  revenge  # 86155
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I will not be concerned at other men's not knowing me; I will be concerned at my own want of ability.
men  Ability  knowing  # 86156
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Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.
life  death  heaven  # 86157
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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.
government  Means  Turn  # 86158
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Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.
courage  Leave  Shows  # 86159
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Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!
Cannot  Means  Himself  # 86160
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The object of the superior man is truth.
truth  Object  Superior  # 86161
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To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage, or of principle.
courage  principle  # 86162
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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.
book  books  Attention  # 86163