Zitat des Tages von Confucius:
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself.
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.
The object of the superior man is truth.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, seek to be worthy of being known.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.
If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.
When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it - this is knowledge.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
How to play music may be known. At the commencement of the piece, all the parts should sound together. As it proceeds, they should be in harmony while severally distinct and flowing without break, and thus on to the conclusion.
Heaven means to be one with God.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.