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Best Quotes of Confucius

Confucius (551-479 BC)

Confucius (孔夫子) is a famous Chinese thinker and social philosopher.

 

The Superior Man for Confucius

1) The superior man makes demands on himself. The lower man makes demands on others

2) The superior man is hard on himself. The inferior man is hard on others

3) The superior man thinks only justice. The inferior man thinks only interests

4) The superior man understands perfectly the critical issues. The inferior man understands perfectly insignificant details

5) The superior man seeks to be slow in words and quick to actions

6) The superior man feels completely comfortable. The inferior man is always angry

 


And some Tips from Confucius

1) He who knows all the answers has not asked any questions

2) Do not worry if others do not understand you. Worry only when you can not understand others

3) When one person is strict with himself, he rarely fails

4) The best way to be deceived is to pretend that you are smarter than others

5) In a country well governed, poverty is shameful. In a country badly governed, wealth is a disgrace

6) Everything has beauty but not everyone can see it

7) Forget the insults, but never forget the kindness

8) The continuous adjustment to suit the desires of others is killing perfection

9) Do not get carried away by your own personal opinions and do not be self-centered.


» Confucius at Wikipedia


More on Philosophy: » Socrates {469 - 399 BC} | » Plato {428 - 348 BC} | » Einstein {1879 - 1955}

 

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