Confucius: Superior man

“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.”


Confucius: Distant sorrow

Kong Fuzi (Latin: Confucius)

Kong Fuzi (Latin: Confucius) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“If a man takes no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand.”

Confucius: Superior man



The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.



Confucius: Forgiveness

Those who cannot forgive others break the bridge over which they themselves must pass. -Confucius, philosopher and teacher (c. 551-478 BCE)

Superior man

A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. -Confucius, philosopher and teacher (c. 551-478 BCE)

Confucius: Wisdom

A Tang Dynasty portrait of Confucius (by Wu Da...

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“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

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Confucius: Rising every time we fall

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“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” ~ Confucius; Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories of Faith.