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quote by Confucius: If your plan is for one year plant rice. If your plan is for ten years plant trees. If your plan is for one hundred years educate children. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

If your plan is for one year plant rice. If your plan is for ten years plant trees. If your plan is for one hundred years educate children.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Knowledge without practice is useless. Practice without knowledge is dangerous. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Knowledge without practice is useless. Practice without knowledge is dangerous.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can't are both right. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can't are both right.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: While they have not got their aims, their anxiety is how to get them. When they have got them, their anxiety is lest they should lose them. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

While they have not got their aims, their anxiety is how to get them. When they have got them, their anxiety is lest they should lose them.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: When a wise man points at the moon the imbecile examines the finger. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

When a wise man points at the moon the imbecile examines the finger.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: He who chases two rabbits, catches none. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

He who chases two rabbits, catches none.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: There are three unfilial acts: the greatest of these is the failure to produce sons. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

There are three unfilial acts: the greatest of these is the failure to produce sons.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: A man of wisdom delights in water. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

A man of wisdom delights in water.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Reviewing the day's lessons. Isn't it joyful? Friends come from far. Isn't it delightful? One has never been angry at other's misunderstanding. Isn't he a respectable man? with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Reviewing the day's lessons. Isn't it joyful? Friends come from far. Isn't it delightful? One has never been angry at other's misunderstanding. Isn't he a respectable man?

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Rather than caring about whether or not you are known, strive to be worth knowing. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Rather than caring about whether or not you are known, strive to be worth knowing.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Study without reflection is a waste of time; reflection without study is dangerous. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Study without reflection is a waste of time; reflection without study is dangerous.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Words are the voice of the heart. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Words are the voice of the heart.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.

--Confucius

quote by Confucius: Tea tempers the spirits and harmonizes the mind, dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue, awakens thought and prevents drowsiness, lightens or refreshes the body, and clears the perceptive faculties. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Tea tempers the spirits and harmonizes the mind, dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue, awakens thought and prevents drowsiness, lightens or refreshes the body, and clears the perceptive faculties.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: To rank the effort above the prize may be called love. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

To rank the effort above the prize may be called love.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: The demands that a great man makes are on himself; those of a petty man are upon others. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

The demands that a great man makes are on himself; those of a petty man are upon others.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: The green reed which bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak which breaks in a storm. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

The green reed which bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak which breaks in a storm.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come.

--Confucius

Longer Version:

The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.


quote by Confucius: 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. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

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.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Have no friends not equal to yourself. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Have no friends not equal to yourself.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: He with whom neither slander that gradually soaks into the mind, nor statements that startle like a wound in the flesh, are successful may be called intelligent indeed. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

He with whom neither slander that gradually soaks into the mind, nor statements that startle like a wound in the flesh, are successful may be called intelligent indeed.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Past scholars studied to improve themselves; Today's scholars study to impress others. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Past scholars studied to improve themselves; Today's scholars study to impress others.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Never hesitate to ask a lesser person. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Never hesitate to ask a lesser person.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Of all that Heaven produces and nourishes, there is none so great as man. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Of all that Heaven produces and nourishes, there is none so great as man.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly, and who can say to himself, I shall today be uppermost. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly, and who can say to himself, I shall today be uppermost.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: A disciple having asked for a definition of charity, the Master said LOVE ONE ANOTHER. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

A disciple having asked for a definition of charity, the Master said LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Charity, like the sun, brightens every object on which it shines. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Charity, like the sun, brightens every object on which it shines.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Heaven means to be one with God. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Heaven means to be one with God.

--Confucius



quote by Confucius: A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do we know that his future will not be equal to our present? with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do we know that his future will not be equal to our present?

--Confucius

quote by Confucius: I followed my heart without breaking any rules. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

I followed my heart without breaking any rules.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Man who want pretty nurse, must be patient. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Man who want pretty nurse, must be patient.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Men do not stumble over mountains, but over mole hills. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Men do not stumble over mountains, but over mole hills.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: A wise man has dignity without pride; a fool has pride without dignity. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

A wise man has dignity without pride; a fool has pride without dignity.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: What is most needed for learning is a humble mind. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

What is most needed for learning is a humble mind.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: To put the world 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 l… with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

To put the world 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.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Those who cannot forgive others break the bridge over which they themselves must pass. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Those who cannot forgive others break the bridge over which they themselves must pass.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: It is better to light one small candle of gratitude than to curse the darkness. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

It is better to light one small candle of gratitude than to curse the darkness.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Learning without thought is labour lost; thought without learning is perilous. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Learning without thought is labour lost; thought without learning is perilous.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Reading without thinking will confuse you.Thinking without reading will place you in danger. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Reading without thinking will confuse you.Thinking without reading will place you in danger.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: You must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

You must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: The most beautiful sight in the world is a little child going confidently down the road of life after you have shown him the way. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

The most beautiful sight in the world is a little child going confidently down the road of life after you have shown him the way.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method? with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: There are three things against which the wise man guards: lust when young, quarrels when strong, and covetousness when old. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

There are three things against which the wise man guards: lust when young, quarrels when strong, and covetousness when old.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: He is the truly courageous man who never desponds. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

He is the truly courageous man who never desponds.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: We should keep the dead before our eyes, and honor them as though still living. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

We should keep the dead before our eyes, and honor them as though still living.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Be loyal and trustworthy. Do not befriend anyone who is lower than yourself in this regard. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Be loyal and trustworthy. Do not befriend anyone who is lower than yourself in this regard.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Base yourself in loyalty and trust. Don't be companion with those who are not your moral equal. When you make a mistake, don't hesitate to correct it. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Base yourself in loyalty and trust. Don't be companion with those who are not your moral equal. When you make a mistake, don't hesitate to correct it.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: To be in one's own heart in kindly sympathy with all things; this is the nature of righteousness. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

To be in one's own heart in kindly sympathy with all things; this is the nature of righteousness.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: If your desire is for good, the people will be good. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

If your desire is for good, the people will be good.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: When wealth is centralized, the people are dispersed. When wealth is distributed, the people are brought together. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

When wealth is centralized, the people are dispersed. When wealth is distributed, the people are brought together.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: The funniest people are the saddest ones. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

The funniest people are the saddest ones.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Poor food and water for dinner, a bent arm for a pillow -- that is where joy resides. For me, wealth and renown without honor are nothing but drifting clouds. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Poor food and water for dinner, a bent arm for a pillow -- that is where joy resides. For me, wealth and renown without honor are nothing but drifting clouds.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: A common man marvels at uncommon things. A wise man marvels at the commonplace. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

A common man marvels at uncommon things. A wise man marvels at the commonplace.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Roads were made for journeys not destinations. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Roads were made for journeys not destinations.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: 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. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

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.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: A man is great not because he hasn't failed; a man is great because failure hasn't stopped him. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

A man is great not because he hasn't failed; a man is great because failure hasn't stopped him.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude. with background image: pink and white flowers on white surface
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Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: A great man is hard on himself; a small man is hard on others. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

A great man is hard on himself; a small man is hard on others.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.

--Confucius

Longer Version:

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
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This is a major problem in America, where greed, power, and money are the highest value. This creates a paranoia atmosphere.I mention this all the time, but first time I have ever seen it.


quote by Confucius: If you try to do too much, you will not achieve anything. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

If you try to do too much, you will not achieve anything.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Study the past if you would define the future. with background image: selective focus photo of brown and blue hourglass on stones
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Study the past if you would define the future.

--Confucius

Longer Version:

Study the past if you would define the future. 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. Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.


quote by Confucius: To see the right and not to do it is cowardice. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

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

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: 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 know… with background image: 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.

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

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

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself. with background image: 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.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: 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. with background image: 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.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. with background image: 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.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself! with background image: 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!

--Confucius

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