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.
Quote by Confucius
Tsze-Kung asked, Is there one word which may serve as a rule of practice for...
The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honours depend upon heaven.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the...
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north...
Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country...
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity...
I do not want a friend Who smiles when I smile Who weeps when I...
He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not...
An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
To be in one's own heart in kindly sympathy with all things; this is the...
Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
It is only a poor sort of happiness that could ever come by caring very...
It is better to be happy for a moment and be burned up with beauty...