Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.
Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, seek to be worthy of being known.
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.
Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.
The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.
When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself.
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.
I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being.
Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.
Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!