Confucius

Confucius – Quotes – Part VIII

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Data da publicação: 08/08/2012

Wisdom (IV) Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods. When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself. When anger rises, think of the consequences. You judge yourself by what you think you can achieve others judge you by what have achieved. It...

Confucius – Quotes – Part VII

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Data da publicação: 24/07/2012

Wisdom (III) Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes. A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it is committing another mistake. Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. Words are the voice of the heart. The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself. Better a diamon...

Confucius – Phrases – Part 6 – Irony, Justice and Death

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Data da publicação: 11/07/2012

  Irony By nature men are pretty much alike; it is learning and practice that set them apart. There is no use whatsoever trying to help people who do not help themselves. Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. There is nothing more cynical than advice which the applicability of it is impossible. Everything is a lot for those who consider a little to be enough. He who esteems gold more than virtue will ...

Confucius – Quotes – Part V

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Data da publicação: 29/06/2012

Wisdom (II)   Those who arrive at the age of forty and are still not well-regarded will never be. To not correct your own flaws is to commit the very worst of them. The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearful that you will make one. Everyone eats and drinks; yet only few actually distinguish the flavors. The best way to be happy is contributing to the happiness of others. Our greatest glory is not i...

Confucius – Quotes – Part IV

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Data da publicação: 21/06/2012

Wisdom (I) Not all may be illustrious, but everyone can be good. We may commit a few excesses in life every once in a while. But it is always good to stop and reflect on what we are doing in life. He who discovers his own ignorance becomes wise. Knowing yourself is the key to wisdom. The wise man fears the serene sky, but when a storm comes he walks on the waves and challenges the wind. With coarse rice to eat, water to drink,...

Confucius – Quotes – Part III

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Data da publicação: 13/06/2012

The Virtues (II) It is only the wisest and the stupidest that cannot change. I have yet to meet a man as fond of high moral conduct as he is of outward appearances. Faced with what is right, to leave it undone is a sure sign of cowardice. There are men incapable of the sciences, but not incapable of virtue. How can a man without virtues of his own be capable of cultivating music? May the character of man be formed by poetry, f...

Confucius – Quotes – Part II

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Data da publicação: 31/05/2012

The Virtues (1) The man who in view of gain thinks of righteousness; who in the view of danger is prepared to give up his life; and who does not forget an old agreement however far back it extends – such a man may be reckoned a complete man. Examine well your thoughts and if they become pure, your heart will as well. The superior man puts loyalty and faithfulness above everything else; he has no friends who are morally infer...

Confucius – Quotes – Part 1 – Kung Fu Tzu or Kun Fu Tse – Chinese Philosopher (551-479 BC)

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Data da publicação: 16/05/2012

  Knowledge Some are born with knowledge, some derive it from study, and some acquire it only after a painful realization of their ignorance. But the knowledge being possessed, it comes to the same thing. Some study with a natural ease, some from a desire for advantages, and some by strenuous effort. But the achievement being made, it comes to the same thing. Things have their root and their branches. Affairs have their e...