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Quote DB :: Authors :: Confucius
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"To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right." Miscellaneous 4.3 avg (19 votes)
"To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice." Morality 3.8 avg (19 votes)
"Learning without thought is labor lost." Education, Thinking 4.1 avg (13 votes)
"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (139 votes)
"I do not want a friend who smiles when I smile, who weeps when I weep, for my shadow in the pool can do better than that." Friendship 4.6 avg (30 votes)
"He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger." Education, Thinking 4.4 avg (12 votes)
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." Beauty 4.9 avg (51 votes)
"Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven." Money 4.0 avg (5 votes)
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." Work 4.8 avg (76 votes)
"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest." Wisdom 4.8 avg (48 votes)
"Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without." Miscellaneous 4.3 avg (12 votes)
"An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger." Government 4.1 avg (13 votes)
"Ability will never catch up with the demand for it." Miscellaneous 4.1 avg (9 votes)
"A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions." Talking 4.3 avg (15 votes)
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Motivation & Goals 4.7 avg (194 votes)


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