Confucius 551 – 479BC was an ancient Chinese teacher, politician and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history (771 – 476BC). 
‘The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions’ 
‘You cannot open a book without learning something’ 
‘To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it’ 
‘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’ 
‘Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated’ 
‘Wherever you go, go with all your heart’ 
‘Silence is a true friend who never betrays’ 
‘Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it’ 
‘I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand’ 
‘Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance’ 
‘The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home’ 
‘The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell’ 
‘Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without’ 
‘In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of’ 
‘Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance’ 
‘Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall’ 
‘Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life’ 
‘To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness’ 
‘Imagination is more important than knowledge’ 
‘We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression’ 
‘A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words’ 
‘Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage’ 
‘You will never know how sharp a sword is unless it’s drawn from its sheath’ 
‘Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves’ 
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