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“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Confucius
“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.”
Confucius
“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”
Confucius
“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
Confucius
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Confucius
“If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.”
Confucius
“He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.”
Confucius
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
Confucius
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
Confucius
“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
Confucius, Confucius: The Analects
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”
Confucius
“The funniest people are the saddest once”
Confucius
“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”
Confucius
“To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.”
Confucius
“Study the past if you would define the future.”
Confucius
“Silence is a true friend who never betrays.”
Confucius
“You cannot open a book without learning something.”
Confucius
“Respect yourself and others will respect you.”
Confucius, Sayings of Confucius
“What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.”
Confucius
“Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.”
Confucius
“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
Confucius
“The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.”
Confucius
“When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.”
Confucius
“Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.”
Confucius
“It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.”
Confucius
“The man of wisdom is never of two minds;
the man of benevolence never worries;
the man of courage is never afraid.”
Confucius
“The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?”
Confucius
“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”
Confucius, The Book of Rites
“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”
Confucius
“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”
Confucius

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