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Confucius – Quotes – Part V

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data: 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 in never failing but in rising every time we fail.

The goodness that I pursue may be distant, however, it does exist.

The common man attributes blame to others; the superior man attributes it to himself.

If men were severe with themselves and generous with others, there would not be any reason to be resentful.

To win in life, expect much from yourself and little from others

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

Between friends, frequent reproofs make the friendship distant.

Without a common tongue, one cannot close business deals.

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon catches up.

Take time away from the angry man, but forever run away from the hypocrite.

A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door.

Carry a handful of dirt every day and soon you will have a mountain.

It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.

He who would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.

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

He who feels secure brings calm, who is calm brings peace, who is peaceful can make plans, who makes plans has a better chance of success.

One should always keep a cold head, his heart warm and his hand wide.

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