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Quote: I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.


Quote: Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.


Quote: 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, see to the (be?) worthy of being known. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

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, see to the (be?) worthy of being known.


Quote: I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being.


Quote: When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself.


Quote: Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.


Quote: To rule a country of a thousand chariots, there must be reverent attention to business, and sincerity; economy in expenditure, and love for men; and the employment of the people at the proper seasons. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

To rule a country of a thousand chariots, there must be reverent attention to business, and sincerity; economy in expenditure, and love for men; and the employment of the people at the proper seasons.


Quote: The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.


Quote: Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself! by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!


Quote: An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.


Quote: It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.


Quote: A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.


Quote: 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. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

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.


Quote: I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there.


Quote: The superior man does not, even for the space of a single meal, act contrary to virtue. In moments of haste, he cleaves to it. In seasons of danger, he cleaves to it. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

The superior man does not, even for the space of a single meal, act contrary to virtue. In moments of haste, he cleaves to it. In seasons of danger, he cleaves to it.


Quote: To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.


Quote: The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.


Quote: If some years were added to my life, I would give fifty to the study of the Yi, and then I might come to be without great faults. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

If some years were added to my life, I would give fifty to the study of the Yi, and then I might come to be without great faults.


Quote: He who acts with a constant view to his own advantage will be much murmured against. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

He who acts with a constant view to his own advantage will be much murmured against.


Quote: To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.


Quote: 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. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

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.


Quote: I will not be concerned at other men's not knowing me; I will be concerned at my own want of ability. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

I will not be concerned at other men's not knowing me; I will be concerned at my own want of ability.


Quote: When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.


Quote: We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.


Quote: He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.


Quote: There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.


Quote: Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.


Quote: I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.


Quote: He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.


Quote: Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.


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