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Confucius

Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. His followers competed successfully with many other schools during the Hundred Schools of Thought era only to be suppressed in favor of the Legalists during the Qin Dynasty. Following the victory of Han over Chu after the collapse of Qin, Confucius's thoughts received official sanction and were further developed into a system known as Confucianism. (551 BC - 479 BC)

Quotes

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

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

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

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.
Confucius

In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
Confucius

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

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Confucius

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

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

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