Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.
If we don't know life, how can we know death?
He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.
If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
Study the past, if you would divine the future.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.
When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it - this is knowledge.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
You cannot open a book without learning something.
Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.