Aphorisms by author: Confucius

If we don`t know life, how can we know death?
By theme : Death Life Philosophy Wisdom
Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.
By theme : Knowledge Philosophy
Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than yourself.
By theme : Friendship
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
By theme : Philosophy Wisdom
Rare are those who prefer virtue to the pleasures of sex.
By theme : Morality Thought
Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.
By theme : Wisdom
In a country well governed poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed wealth is something to be ashamed of.
By theme : State Wealth
If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything.
By theme : Wisdom
Your eyes are always bigger than your stomach.
By theme : Feelings Wisdom
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.
By theme : Philosophy Work
To lead an uninstructed people to war is to throw them away.
By theme : War
Between friends, frequent reproofs make the friendship distant.
By theme : Behavior Friendship Relations
Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.
By theme : Behavior Morality Wisdom
Respect yourself and others will respect you.
By theme : Behavior Psychology Relations
Silence is a friend who will never betray.
By theme : Behavior Wisdom
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
By theme : Beauty Wisdom
To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
By theme : Knowledge Wisdom
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
By theme : Behavior Psychology Wisdom
Have no friends not equal to you.
By theme : Friendship
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
By theme : Philosophy
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