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Confucius ; born Kng Qi ; (551 BC479 BC) was a Chinese philosopher and politician of the Spring and Autumn period. The philosophy of Confucius, also known as Confucianism, emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice, kindness, 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 in the new government and were further developed into a system known in the West as Neo-Confucianism, and later New Confucianism (Modern Neo-Confucianism). Confucius is traditionally credited with having authored or edited many of the Chinese classic texts including all of the Five Classics, but modern scholars are cautious of attri buting specific assertions to Confucius himself. Aphorisms concerning his teachings were compiled in the Analects, but only many years after his death. Confucius's principles have commonality with Chinese tradition and belief. He championed strong family loyalty, ancestor veneration, and respect of elders by their children and of husbands by their wives, recommending family as a basis for ideal government. He espoused the well-known principle "Do not do unto others what you do not want done to yourself", the Golden Rule. He is also a traditional deity in Daoism. Confucius is widely considered as one of the most important and influential individuals in human history. His teaching and philosophy greatly impacted people around the world and remain influential today.

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Confucius: (K'ung Ch'iu, K'ung Chung-ni, K'ung Fu-tzu or Grand Master K'ung, 557-479 B.C.) Was born of a poor and common family in the state of Lu (in present Shangtung), a descendant of the people of Sung. His father died soon after his birth. When he grew up, he was put in charge of a granary, then cattle and sheep, and then public works in his native state. Later he became Grand Secretary of Justice and then Chief Minister. He regained some territory lost to a neighboring state purely by his moral force, executed a minister who created disorder, and brought peace to the land to the extent that things lost on the highways were not stolen.

Confucius spoke of the dragon as one who “feeds in the pure water of Wisdom and sports in the clear waters of Life”; while the Twan-ying-tu says of the yellow dragon, “His wisdom and virtue are unfathomable . . . he does not go in company and does not live in herds (he is an ascetic). He wanders in the wilds beyond the heavens. He goes and comes, fulfilling the decree (Karma); at the proper seasons if there is perfection he comes forth, if not he remains (invisible)” (SD 2:365).

Confucius taught that "it is man that can make truth great, and not truth that can make man great." Consequently he emphasized moral perfection, true manhood (jen), moral order (li) the Golden Mean (Chung Yung) and the superior man (chun tzu). To this end, knowledge must be directed, names must be rectified (cheng ming), and social relationships harmonized (wu lun). The whole program involved the investigation of things, the extension of knowledge, sincerity of the will, rectification of the heart, cultivation of the personal life, regulation of family life, national order, and finally, world peace. Mencius (371-289 B.C.) carried this further, holding that we not only should be good, but must be good, as human nature is originally good. True manhood (jen) and righteousness (i) are considered man's mind and path, respectively. Government must be established on the basis of benevolence (jen cheng) as against profit and force. Hsun Tzu (c 335-c 288 B.C.) believing human nature to be evil, stressed moral accumulation and education, especially through the rectification of names, music, and the rule of propriety (li). In the book of Chung Yung (Central Harmony, the Golden Mean, third or fourth century B.C.), the doctrine of central harmony is set forth. Our central self or moral being is conceived to be the great basis of existence and harmony or moral order is the universal law in the world. From then on, the relationship between man and the universe became one of direct correspondence. The idea of macrocosmos-rnicrocosmos relationship largely characterized the Confucianism of medieval China. The most glorious development of Confucianism is found in Neo-Confucianism, from the eleventh century to this day. For a summary of medieval Confucianism and Neo-Confucianism, see Chinese philosophy. -- W.T.C.

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1:Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
   ~ Confucius?,
2:It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.
   ~ Confucius,
3:Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace. ~ Confucius,
4:The superior man is distressed by his want of ability. ~ Confucius, Analects, 15:18,
5:Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
   ~ Confucius,
6:The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trial.
   ~ Confucius,
7:What the superior man seeks is in himself. What the mean man seeks is in others. ~ Confucius, Analects, 15:20,
8:When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
   ~ Confucius,
9:The wheel of fortune turns incessantly round, and who can say within himself, I shall today be uppermost?
   ~ Confucius,
10:When a man's knowledge is sufficient to attain, and his virtue is not sufficient to enable him to hold, whatever he may have gained, he will lose again. ~ Confucius, Analects, 15:32, i,
11:If Confucius can serve as the Patron Saint of Chinese education, let me propose Socrates as his equivalent in a Western educational context - a Socrates who is never content with the initial superficial response, but is always probing for finer distinctions, clearer examples, a more profound form of knowing. Our concept of knowledge has changed since classical times, but Socrates has provided us with a timeless educational goal - ever deeper understanding. ~ Howard Gardner,
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   50 Philosophy Classics: List of Books Covered:
   1. Hannah Arendt - The Human Condition (1958)
   2. Aristotle - Nicomachean Ethics (4th century BC)
   3. AJ Ayer - Language, Truth and Logic (1936)
   4. Julian Baggini - The Ego Trick (2011)
   5. Jean Baudrillard - Simulacra and Simulation (1981)
   6. Simone de Beauvoir - The Second Sex (1952)
   7. Jeremy Bentham - Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789)
   8. Henri Bergson - Creative Evolution (1911)
   9. David Bohm - Wholeness and the Implicate Order (1980)
   10. Noam Chomsky - Understanding Power (2002)
   11. Cicero - On Duties (44 BC)
   12. Confucius - Analects (5th century BC)
   13. Rene Descartes - Meditations (1641)
   14. Ralph Waldo Emerson - Fate (1860)
   15. Epicurus - Letters (3rd century BC)
   16. Michel Foucault - The Order of Things (1966)
   17. Harry Frankfurt - On Bullshit (2005)
   18. Sam Harris - Free Will (2012)
   19. GWF Hegel - Phenomenology of Spirit (1803)
   20. Martin Heidegger - Being and Time (1927)
   21. Heraclitus - Fragments (6th century)
   22. David Hume - An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1748)
   23. William James - Pragmatism (1904)
   24. Daniel Kahneman - Thinking: Fast and Slow (2011)
   25. Immanuel Kant - Critique of Pure Reason (1781)
   26. Soren Kierkegaard - Fear and Trembling (1843)
   27. Saul Kripke - Naming and Necessity (1972)
   28. Thomas Kuhn - The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962)
   29. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz - Theodicy (1710)
   30. John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690)
   31. Marshall McLuhan - The Medium is the Massage (1967)
   32. Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince (1532)
   33. John Stuart Mill - On Liberty (1859)
   34. Michel de Montaigne - Essays (1580)
   35. Iris Murdoch - The Sovereignty of Good (1970)
   36. Friedrich Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil (1886)
   37. Blaise Pascal - Pensees (1670)
   38. Plato - The Republic (4th century BC)
   39. Karl Popper - The Logic of Scientific Discovery (1934)
   40. John Rawls - A Theory of Justice (1971)
   41. Jean-Jacques Rousseau - The Social Contract (1762)
   42. Bertrand Russell - The Conquest of Happiness (1920)
   43. Michael Sandel - Justice (2009)
   44. Jean Paul Sartre - Being and Nothingness (1943)
   45. Arthur Schopenhauer - The World as Will and Representation (1818)
   46. Peter Singer - The Life You Can Save (2009)
   47. Baruch Spinoza - Ethics (1677)
   48. Nassim Nicholas - Taleb The Black Swan (2007)
   49. Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations (1953)
   50. Slavoj Zizek - Living In The End Times (2010)
   ~ Tom Butler-Bowdon, 50 Philosophy Classics,
13:To take the last issue, the difficult issue, first. The first great Dharma systems, East and West, all arose, without exception, in the so-called “axial period” (Karl Jaspers), that rather extraordinary period beginning around the 6th century B.C. (plus or minus several centuries), a period that saw the birth of Gautama Buddha, Lao Tzu, Confucius, Moses, Plato, Patanjali—a period that would soon give way, over the next few centuries, to include Ashvaghosa, Nagarjuna, Plotinus, Jesus, Philo, Valentinus…. Virtually all of the major tenets of the perennial philosophy were first laid down during this amazing era (in Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity….) ~ Ken Wilber, Integral Life, right-bucks

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1:All men are born good. ~ Confucius
2:You are what you think. ~ Confucius
3:The cautious seldom err. ~ Confucius
4:A gentleman is not a pot. ~ Confucius
5:Have no vicious thoughts. ~ Confucius
6:Woman is the masterpiece. ~ Confucius
7:If you chase two rabbits, ~ Confucius
8:Never seek illicit wealth. ~ Confucius
9:Excess weakens the spirits. ~ Confucius
10:Language is insight itself. ~ Confucius
11:Justice for All in the World ~ Confucius
12:The good man does not grieve ~ Confucius
13:Et maleri er et dikt uten ord ~ Confucius
14:Rotten wood cannot be carved. ~ Confucius
15:He who sling mud, lose ground. ~ Confucius
16:An angry man is full of poison. ~ Confucius
17:Die Wahrheit hat keinen Erfolg. ~ Confucius
18:Sincerity is the way of heaven. ~ Confucius
19:To think twice is quite enough. ~ Confucius
20:A picture is poem without words. ~ Confucius
21:Be in harmony, yet be different. ~ Confucius
22:Heaven means to be one with God. ~ Confucius
23:One joy dispels a hundred cares. ~ Confucius
24:Whatever heaven ordains is best. ~ Confucius
25:Behind every smile there's teeth. ~ Confucius
26:Insecurity is worse than poverty. ~ Confucius
27:The chase of gain is rich in hate ~ Confucius
28:Words are the voice of the heart. ~ Confucius
29:A man of wisdom delights in water. ~ Confucius
30:Don't use cannon to kill musquito. ~ Confucius
31:I could see peace instead of this. ~ Confucius
32:In language clarity is everything. ~ Confucius
33:An educated woman is a stupid woman ~ Confucius
34:Study the past to define the future ~ Confucius
35:What the wise seek is in themselves ~ Confucius
36:Grieve not that men do not know you; ~ Confucius
37:Humanity is the equity of the heart. ~ Confucius
38:When the wind blows,the grass bends. ~ Confucius
39:With a heavy load and a long journey ~ Confucius
40:A heart set on love will do no wrong. ~ Confucius
41:It is better to play than do nothing. ~ Confucius
42:Man shoot at nothing, sure to hit it. ~ Confucius
43:Men of principle are sure to be bold, ~ Confucius
44:Tell people - and they may forget... ~ Confucius
45:As Confucius said many years ago: ~ Robin S Sharma
46:Great is the man who can overcome the ~ Confucius
47:Have no friends not equal to yourself. ~ Confucius
48:he who will not economize will agonize ~ Confucius
49:Make fair agreements and stick to them ~ Confucius
50:Never hesitate to ask a lesser person. ~ Confucius
51:No matter where you go, there you are. ~ Confucius
52:What is necessary is to rectify names. ~ Confucius
53:An educated woman is a worthless woman. ~ Confucius
54:A youth is to be regarded with respect. ~ Confucius
55:Do not use a cannon to kill a mosquito. ~ Confucius
56:To know and not do, is to not yet know. ~ Confucius
57:Who contains himself goes seldom wrong. ~ Confucius
58:Confucius does his crossword with a pen. ~ Tori Amos
59:Every journey starts with a single step. ~ Confucius
60:Faithfulness and sincerity first of all. ~ Confucius
61:From a grain of sand in the Pearl comes. ~ Confucius
62:He who chases two rabbits, catches none. ~ Confucius
63:Learning without thought is labour lost. ~ Confucius
64:The funniest people are the saddest once ~ Confucius
65:The funniest people are the saddest ones ~ Confucius
66:The object of the superior man is truth. ~ Confucius
67:The person of benevolence never worries. ~ Confucius
68:Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ~ Confucius
69:Your life is what your thoughts make it. ~ Confucius
70:Zuviel ist gerade so falsch wie zuwenig. ~ Confucius
71:An angry person is always full of poison. ~ Confucius
72:At fifteen, my mind was bent on learning. ~ Confucius
73:Don't curse the darkness, light a candle. ~ Confucius
74:Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. ~ Confucius
75:Good is no hermit. It has ever neighbors. ~ Confucius
76:He who fails to prepare, prepares to fail ~ Confucius
77:I am not an originator but a transmitter. ~ Confucius
78:Seek Not Every Quality In One Individual. ~ Confucius
79:The man of humanity delights in mountains ~ Confucius
80:The one who teaches is the giver of eyes. ~ Confucius
81:The superior man limits his achievements. ~ Confucius
82:To be fond of learning is near to wisdom. ~ Confucius
83:To love a thing means wanting it to live. ~ Confucius
84:An image is better than one thousand words ~ Confucius
85:A noble minded person is not an implement. ~ Confucius
86:Bird in hand makes it harder to blow nose. ~ Confucius
87:Every man knows the smell of his own fart. ~ Confucius
88:Success depends upon previous preparation. ~ Confucius
89:To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short. ~ Confucius
90:True wisdom is knowing what you don't know ~ Confucius
91:مرد بزرگ به خودسختمیگیردومردکوچکبهدیگران.ا ~ Confucius
92:All things are already complete in oneself. ~ Confucius
93:Do not let a leader lead you on a bad path. ~ Confucius
94:Don't let your past determine your destiny. ~ Confucius
95:Do unto others what you want done unto you. ~ Confucius
96:Excess and deficiency are equally at fault. ~ Confucius
97:He who is really kind, can never be unhappy ~ Confucius
98:He who kisses girl on hillside is not level ~ Confucius
99:I never really said all those things I said ~ Confucius
100:In worthy teaching, all things are related. ~ Confucius
101:Man who want pretty nurse, must be patient. ~ Confucius
102:Never tire to study. And to teach to others ~ Confucius
103:Plan ahead or find trouble on the doorstep. ~ Confucius
104:Silence is a true friend who never betrays. ~ Confucius
105:The perfect man does not hunt after wealth. ~ Confucius
106:When strict with oneself, one rarely fails. ~ Confucius
107:Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart. ~ Confucius
108:لاتفرض على الآخرين ماتكره أن تفرضه على نفسك ~ Confucius
109:Heaven is author of the virtue that is in me ~ Confucius
110:I hate to tell but now is all there ever is. ~ Confucius
111:Never give a sword to a man who can't dance. ~ Confucius
112:The more people know, the more they forgive. ~ Confucius
113:The whole end of speech is to be understood. ~ Confucius
114:Think of tomorrow, the past can't be mended. ~ Confucius
115:Time flows away like the water in the river. ~ Confucius
116:To understand yourself is the key to wisdom. ~ Confucius
117:When anger rises, think of the consequences. ~ Confucius
118:When frying small fish, disturb them little. ~ Confucius
119:When prosperity comes, do not use all of it. ~ Confucius
120:Do everything in moderation, even moderation. ~ Confucius
121:Don't worry that other people don't know you; ~ Confucius
122:Good people strengthen themselves ceaselessly ~ Confucius
123:If we don't know life, how can we know death? ~ Confucius
124:Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~ Confucius
125:Respect yourself and others will respect you. ~ Confucius
126:roads were made for journeys not destinations ~ Confucius
127:子曰:「學而時習之 不亦說乎 有朋自遠方來 不亦樂乎 人不知而不慍 不亦君子乎」 — 論語 ~ Confucius
128:Act with kindness but do not expect gratitude. ~ Confucius
129:Better light a candle than curse the darkness. ~ Confucius
130:Do unto others as you wish others do unto you. ~ Confucius
131:Future generation is the most important thing. ~ Confucius
132:he who will not economize will have to agonize ~ Confucius
133:Silence is the true friend that never betrays. ~ Confucius
134:Study the past if you would define the future. ~ Confucius
135:Thought, unassisted by learning, is dangerous. ~ Confucius
136:"When anger rises, think of the consequences." ~ Confucius
137:Your eyes are always bigger than your stomach. ~ Confucius
138:Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude. ~ Confucius
139:A man who lacks reliability is utterly useless. ~ Confucius
140:Donde hay educación no hay distinción de clases ~ Confucius
141:I followed my heart without breaking any rules. ~ Confucius
142:Learning, undigested by thought, is labor lost. ~ Confucius
143:Man who eat many prunes get good run for money. ~ Confucius
144:Return good for good; return evil with justice. ~ Confucius
145:Study the past, if you would divine the future. ~ Confucius
146:A Nation's character is typified by its dancers. ~ Confucius
147:An inconvenience is an unrecognized opportunity. ~ Confucius
148:Cultivated people foster what is good in others, ~ Confucius
149:Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. ~ Confucius
150:Exemplary people concern themselves with virtue, ~ Confucius
151:Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues. ~ Confucius
152:Man who get kicked in testicles left holding bag ~ Confucius
153:One dedicated worker is worth a thousand slaves. ~ Confucius
154:Study the past if you want to define the future. ~ Confucius
155:The man who chases two rabbits, catches neither. ~ Confucius
156:A hammer shatters glass but it also forges steel. ~ Confucius
157:A man without a mustache is a man without a soul. ~ Confucius
158:Eat at your own as you would the table of a king. ~ Confucius
159:He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior. ~ Confucius
160:Menns lærdom kommer av boker, kvinners av naturen ~ Confucius
161:Not to alter one's faults is to be faulty indeed. ~ Confucius
162:Teachers open the door ... you enter by yourself. ~ Confucius
163:The inner nature of man is the province of Music. ~ Confucius
164:The sun and moon shine on all without partiality. ~ Confucius
165:Who heeds not the future will find sorrow at hand ~ Confucius
166:All people are the same; only their habits differ. ~ Confucius
167:"An inconvenience is an unrecognized opportunity." ~ Confucius
168:Baseball is wrong, man with four balls cannot walk ~ Confucius
169:Faithfulness and sincerity are the highest things. ~ Confucius
170:He is the truly courageous man who never desponds. ~ Confucius
171:He who take cookie to bed have crummy night ahead. ~ Confucius
172:How dare I claim to be a sage or a benevolent man? ~ Confucius
173:One hundred women are not worth a single testicle. ~ Confucius
174:Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. ~ Confucius
175:Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue. ~ Confucius
176:The Essence of Knowledge is, having it, to use it. ~ Confucius
177:What is most needed for learning is a humble mind. ~ Confucius
178:When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them. ~ Confucius
179:You cannot open a book without learning something. ~ Confucius
180:Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. ~ Confucius
181:Anyone can find the switch after the lights are on. ~ Confucius
182:Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. ~ Confucius
183:Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see it. ~ Confucius
184:Heaven begat Virtue in me; what can man do unto me? ~ Confucius
185:Settle one difficulty, and you keep a hundred away. ~ Confucius
186:Table your mistakes, learn from them, then move on. ~ Confucius
187:The journey with a 1000 miles begins with one step. ~ Confucius
188:The man of upright life is obeyed before he speaks. ~ Confucius
189:We should worship as though the deity were present. ~ Confucius
190:What can a man do with music who is not benevolent? ~ Confucius
191:And remember, no matter where you go, there you are. ~ Confucius
192:Even in killing men, observe the rules of propriety. ~ Confucius
193:Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
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194:Girl who sit on Judge's lap get honorable discharge. ~ Confucius
195:He governs his soul and expects nothing from others. ~ Confucius
196:Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles. ~ Confucius
197:If your desire is for good, the people will be good. ~ Confucius
199:The real fault is to have faults and not amend them. ~ Confucius
200:The way you cut your meat reflects the way you live. ~ Confucius
201:Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ~Confucius ~ K Langston
202:Without Goodness one cannot enjoy enduring happiness ~ Confucius
203:Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes. ~ Confucius
204:Es mejor encender una vela que maldecir la oscuridad. ~ Confucius
205:Signs and symbols rule the world, not words nor laws. ~ Confucius
206:The mirror reflects all objects without being sullied ~ Confucius
207:The sage is happy everywhere, the whole earth is his. ~ Confucius
208:Virtue is not solitary; it is bound to have neighbors ~ Confucius
209:Благородный человек винит себя, а ничтожный — других. ~ Confucius
210:Benevolence is the characteristic element of humanity. ~ Confucius
211:If you don't know how to live, why wonder about death? ~ Confucius
212:I have never seen a man as fond of virtue as of women. ~ Confucius
213:In teaching there should be no distinction of classes. ~ Confucius
214:Let mourning stop when one's grief is fully expressed. ~ Confucius
215:Men do not stumble over mountains, but over molehills. ~ Confucius
216:Only the supremely wise and the ignorant do not alter. ~ Confucius
217:To rank the effort above the prize may be called love. ~ Confucius
218:Vergiss Kränkungen, doch Vergiss Freundlichkeiten nie. ~ Confucius
219:Wo ein Gebildeter weilt, kann keine Rohheit aufkommen. ~ Confucius
220:Don't do unto others what you don't want done unto you. ~ Confucius
221:Heaven gives long life to the just and the intelligent. ~ Confucius
222:Men do not stumble over mountains, but over mole hills. ~ Confucius
223:To become a leader, you must first become a human being ~ Confucius
224:To err and not reform, this may indeed be called error. ~ Confucius
225:A gentleman wishes to be slow to speak and quick to act. ~ Confucius
226:Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire. ~ Confucius
227:If you don't want to do something,don't impose on others ~ Confucius
228:I have not seen one who loves virtue as he loves beauty. ~ Confucius
229:One who can move mountains start with the little stones. ~ Confucius
230:Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. ~ Confucius
231:Remember even when alone, that the divine is everywhere. ~ Confucius
232:The great man is sparing in words but prodigal in deeds. ~ Confucius
233:The man who loves his job never works a day in his life. ~ Confucius
234:When admins have faults, they do not fear to ignore them ~ Confucius
235:Where words lose their meaning, people lose their lives. ~ Confucius
236:A gentleman is ashamed to let his words outrun his deeds. ~ Confucius
237:A superior man is one who is free from fear and anxieties ~ Confucius
238:Big head, target for enemy; big heart, target for friend. ~ Confucius
239:Constantly observe sincerity and fidelity and good faith. ~ Confucius
240:Do not treat others as you yourself would not be treated. ~ Confucius
241:If I am walking with two people, both will be my teachers ~ Confucius
242:If you try to do too much, you will not achieve anything. ~ Confucius
243:If you want to change the world, first change your heart. ~ Confucius
244:The proper man understands equity, the small man profits. ~ Confucius
245:The strongest memory is not as strong as the weakest ink. ~ Confucius
246:The superior man is intelligently, not blindly, faithful. ~ Confucius
247:To lead uninstructed people to war is to throw them away. ~ Confucius
248:We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression. ~ Confucius
249:What you do not wish upon yourself, extend not to others. ~ Confucius
250:When words lose their meaning, people lose their freedom. ~ Confucius
251:When words lose their meaning, people lose their liberty. ~ Confucius
252:Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. ~ Confucius
253:Confucius say, man with hand in pocket feel cocky all day ~ Sylvia Day
254:Knowledge is recognizing what you know and what you don't. ~ Confucius
255:The Gods cannot help those who do not seize opportunities. ~ Confucius
256:The more you know yourself, the more you forgive yourself. ~ Confucius
257:The rich fool is like a pig that is choked by its own fat. ~ Confucius
258:To see what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice. ~ Confucius
259:What you don´t want done to yourself, do not do to others. ~ Confucius
260:Worry not that no one knows you; seek to be worth knowing. ~ Confucius
261:A gentleman can see a question from all sides without bias. ~ Confucius
262:An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger. ~ Confucius
263:Do not do to others what you do not want them to do to you. ~ Confucius
264:First there must be order and harmony within your own mind. ~ Confucius
265:It is better to live in peace than in bitterness and strife ~ Confucius
266:Not to mend one's ways when one has erred is to err indeed. ~ Confucius
267:Respect the gods and the devils but keep them at a distance ~ Confucius
268:The man who is master of himself drinks gravely and wisely. ~ Confucius
269:There are 1,000 lessons in defeat. But only one in victory. ~ Confucius
270:To throw oneself into strange teachings is quite dangerous. ~ Confucius
271:What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. ~ Confucius
272:You can cheat an honest man but not make a fool out of him. ~ Confucius
273:A man living without conflicts, as if he never lives at all. ~ Confucius
274:American beer like sex on boat. Both fucking close to water. ~ Confucius
275:Aprender sin pensar es inútil. Pensar sin aprender peligroso ~ Confucius
276:A truly great man never puts away the simplicity of a child. ~ Confucius
277:Death and life have their determined appointments. —Confucius ~ S T Abby
278:I'd rather die for speaking out, than to live and be silent. ~ Confucius
279:Study the past if you would define the future. --CONFUCIUS ~ Steve Berry
280:The end of the day is near when small men make long shadows. ~ Confucius
281:The love to Wisdom is getting closer to the own bright path. ~ Confucius
282:The superior man is distressed by his want (lack) of ability ~ Confucius
283:Those who know the TRUTH are not equal to those who love it. ~ Confucius
284:To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. ~ Confucius
285:What we would not have done to us, we must not do to others. ~ Confucius
286:A fool marvels at rare things, but a wise man at common ones. ~ Confucius
287:Be loyal to yourself, charitable to neighbours, nothing more. ~ Confucius
288:Don't make to others what you don't want them to make to you. ~ Confucius
289:Good people strengthen themselves ceaselessly. Confucius ~ Robin S Sharma
290:He who works for his own interests will arouse much animosity ~ Confucius
291:If I understand Change, I shall make no great mistake in Life ~ Confucius
292:Never do to others what you would not like them to do to you. ~ Confucius
293:The parents age must be remembered, both for joy and anxiety. ~ Confucius
294:To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace. ~ Confucius
295:To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it. ~ Confucius
296:You are not yet able to serve men, how can you serve spirits? ~ Confucius
297:A great man is hard on himself; a small man is hard on others. ~ Confucius
298:A scholar who loves comfort is not fit to be called a scholar. ~ Confucius
299:Can there be a love which does not make demands on its object? ~ Confucius
300:If you would one day renovate yourself, do so from day to day. ~ Confucius
301:Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. ~ Confucius
302:Never overlook wallflower at dance; may be dandelion in grass. ~ Confucius
303:There has never been a man mean and at the same time virtuous. ~ Confucius
304:The superior man is firm in the right way and not merely firm. ~ Confucius
305:Those who make virtue their profession are the ruin of virtue. ~ Confucius
306:You do not understand even life. How can you understand death? ~ Confucius
307:A fool despises good counsel, but a wise man takes it to heart. ~ Confucius
308:Between friends, frequent reproofs make the friendship distant. ~ Confucius
309:Don't do unto others what you don't want others to do unto you. ~ Confucius
310:Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree, but it preserves it. ~ Confucius
311:Men's natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them. ~ Confucius
312:Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them. ~ Confucius
313:Our headstrong passions shut the door of our souls against God. ~ Confucius
314:Put always in the first rank uprightness of heart and fidelity. ~ Confucius
315:The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name. ~ Confucius
316:Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ~ K LangstonConfucius ~ K Langston
317:You turn the handle the way it goes, not the way it ought to go ~ Confucius
318:Ah, music, sacred tongue of God! I hear thee calling and I come. ~ Confucius
319:A true gentleman makes demands upon himself but not upon others. ~ Confucius
320:He who searches for evil, must first look at his own reflection. ~ Confucius
321:Isn't it a pleasure to study and practice what you have learned? ~ Confucius
322:It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. ~ Confucius
323:The gentleman prefers to be slow in word but diligent in action. ~ Confucius
324:The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. ~ Confucius
325:Wisdom is rooted in watching with affection the way people grow. ~ Confucius
326:A gentleman is calm and spacious: the vulgar are always fretting. ~ Confucius
327:An inch of time on the sundial is worth more than a foot of jade. ~ Confucius
328:Charity, like the sun, brightens every object on which it shines. ~ Confucius
329:Dimmi e dimenticherò. Mostrami e ricorderò. Coinvolgimi e capirò. ~ Confucius
330:Happiness is not at the top of the mountain, but in how to climb. ~ Confucius
331:If a man sets his heart on benevolence he will be free from evil. ~ Confucius
332:If you devote your life to seeking revenge, first dig two graves. ~ Confucius
333:If you know, say you know. If you don't know, say you don't know. ~ Confucius
334:I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. ~ Confucius
335:I slept and dreamt life is beauty, I woke and found life is duty. ~ Confucius
336:Labor, but slight not meditation; meditate, but slight not labor. ~ Confucius
337:Respect the gods, but have as little to do with them as possible. ~ Confucius
338:She who is born with beauty is born with a sorrow for many a man. ~ Confucius
339:The superior man is slow in his words and earnest in his conduct. ~ Confucius
340:To know your faults and be able to change is the greatest virtue. ~ Confucius
341:A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words. ~ Confucius
342:Confucius said, ‘Wherever you go, go with all your heart, ~ Brittainy C Cherry
343:He has not lived in vain who dies the day he is told about the Way ~ Confucius
344:He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions. ~ Confucius
345:Knowing what's correct and not doing it, it's the worst cowardice. ~ Confucius
346:Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. —Confucius ~ Max H Bazerman
347:The gentleman desires to be halting in speech but quick in action. ~ Confucius
348:The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. ~ Confucius
349:The tongue must be heavy indeed, because so few people can hold it ~ Confucius
350:We should not be too familiar with the lower orders or with women. ~ Confucius
351:Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know more. ~ Confucius
352:A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. ~ Confucius
353:If either wealth or poverty are come by honesty, there is no shame. ~ Confucius
354:It is better not to proceed at all than to proceed without purpose. ~ Confucius
355:It is only the very wisest and the very stupidest who never change. ~ Confucius
356:Life is simple, but we insist on making it complicated. —Confucius ~ Jeb Blount
357:The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials. ~ Confucius
358:The wise never doubt. The Humane never worry. The brave never fear. ~ Confucius
359:Those who do not study are only cattle dressed up in men's clothes. ~ Confucius
360:Those whose courses are different cannot lay plans for one another. ~ Confucius
361:Transport a handful of earth everyday and you will make a mountain. ~ Confucius
362:Wenn man noch nicht das Leben kennt, wie sollte man den Tod kennen. ~ Confucius
363:Writing cannot express all words, words cannot encompass all ideas. ~ Confucius
364:All the darkness in the world can't put out the light of one candle. ~ Confucius
365:A man exercising no forethought will soon experience present sorrow. ~ Confucius
366:Everyone eats and drinks; yet only few appreciate the taste of food. ~ Confucius
367:It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.
   ~ Confucius,
368:Quando le parole perdono di senso, i popoli perdono la loro libertà. ~ Confucius
369:The vices come as passengers, visit us as guest and stay as masters. ~ Confucius
370:True goodness springs from a man's own heart. All men are born good. ~ Confucius
371:True knowledge is when one knows the limitations of one's knowledge. ~ Confucius
372:When a wise man points at the moon the imbecile examines the finger. ~ Confucius
373:Whosoever is truly enlightened, cannot fail to arrive at perfection. ~ Confucius
374:A man who does not forget an agreement is resolved and honorable man. ~ Confucius
375:A workman who wants to do his work well must first prepare his tools. ~ Confucius
376:Consideration for others is the basis of a good life, a good society. ~ Confucius
377:Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage. ~ Confucius
378:If you don't know how to serve men, why worry about serving the gods? ~ Confucius
379:Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star. ~ Confucius
380:It is man that makes truth great, and not truth that makes man great. ~ Confucius
381:Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself. ~ Confucius
382:The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. ~ Confucius
383:The superior man loves his soul; the inferior man loves his property. ~ Confucius
384:They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. ~ Confucius
385:Three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. ~ Confucius
386:Virtue shows itself in the lowest as well as in the sublimest things. ~ Confucius
387:When people are educated, the distinction between classes disappears. ~ Confucius
'while respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them ~ Confucius
389:Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.-- Confucius ~ Anonymous
390:If a craftsman wants to do good work, he must first sharpen his tools. ~ Confucius
391:If the will be set on virtue, there will be no practice of wickedness. ~ Confucius
392:If you lead the people with correctness, who will dare not be correct? ~ Confucius
393:If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake. ~ Confucius
394:Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness. ~ Confucius
395:The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue. ~ Confucius
396:Therefore the superior man is watchful over himself, when he is alone. ~ Confucius
397:There is only one thing in life which never changes, and it is change. ~ Confucius
398:To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness ~ Confucius
399:What you do not wish to be done to yourselves, do not do to other men. ~ Confucius
400:You can force the people to obey; you cannot force them to understand. ~ Confucius
401:A gentleman considers what is right; the vulgar consider what will pay. ~ Confucius
402:A happy union with wife and child is like the music of lutes and harps. ~ Confucius
403:A wise man has dignity without pride; a fool has pride without dignity. ~ Confucius
404:Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace. ~ Confucius
405:Every thoughtful pin on pinterest has beauty. But not everyone can see. ~ Confucius
406:I am not worried that nobody knows me. I seek to become fit to be known ~ Confucius
407:If my mind be not engaged in worship, it is as though I worshipped not. ~ Confucius
408:I was complaining that I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet. ~ Confucius
409:Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. ~ Confucius
410:Stars are holes in the sky from which the light of the infinite shines. ~ Confucius
411:Straight-forwardness, without the rules of propriety, becomes rudeness. ~ Confucius
412:The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. —CONFUCIUS ~ Mark Divine
413:"Three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth." ~ Confucius
414:To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness. ~ Confucius
415:To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous. ~ Confucius
416:Virtue is never left to stand alone. He who has it will have neighbors. ~ Confucius
417:When you breathe, you inspire, and when you do not breathe, you expire. ~ Confucius
418:A lion chased me up a tree, and I greatly enjoyed the view from the top. ~ Confucius
419:Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. —CONFUCIUS ~ Sara Shepard
420:By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart. ~ Confucius
421:Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. ~ Confucius
422:Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace. ~ Confucius,
423:He who merely knows right principles is not equal to him who loves them. ~ Confucius
424:He who wished to secure the good of others, has already secured his own. ~ Confucius
425:He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own. ~ Confucius
426:I am not concerned that I am not known, I seek to be worthy to be known. ~ Confucius
427:I am not concerned that I am not known; I seek to be worthy to be known. ~ Confucius
428:It is easier today to triumph over evil habits than it will be tomorrow. ~ Confucius
429:It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. ~ Confucius
430:Not too isolated, not too many relationships, the middle, that's wisdom. ~ Confucius
431:Nowhere and in no situation is the sage dissatisfied with his condition. ~ Confucius
432:Question attentively, then meditate at leisure over what you have heard. ~ Confucius
433:The only people who cannot change are the most wise and the most stupid. ~ Confucius
434:"There is only one thing in life which never changes, and it is change." ~ Confucius
435:The superior man is distressed by his want of ability. ~ Confucius, Analects, 15:18,
436:A legendary horse is praised not for its strength, but for its Integrity. ~ Confucius
437:Cultivate the root; the leaves and branches will take care of themselves. ~ Confucius
438:Heaven sends down its good and evil symbols and wise men act accordingly. ~ Confucius
439:He who crosses the ocean twice without washing is a dirty double crosser. ~ Confucius
440:If a man be under the influence of anger his conduct will not be correct. ~ Confucius
441:If an urn lacks the characteristics of an urn, how can we call it an urn? ~ Confucius
442:It's only in winter that the pine and cypress are known to be evergreens. ~ Confucius
443:I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being. ~ Confucius
444:Of all that Heaven produces and nourishes, there is none so great as man. ~ Confucius
445:On peut obliger le peuple à obéir. On ne peut pas le forcer à comprendre. ~ Confucius
446:People with virtue must speak out; People who speak are not all virtuous. ~ Confucius
447:They must often change who would remain constant in happiness and wisdom. ~ Confucius
448:When three persons work together, each can be the teacher in some aspects ~ Confucius
449:Which demands a lot of himself and some others, will be free from hatred. ~ Confucius
450:Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. ~ Confucius
451:Confucius says to be wrong is nothing unless you continue to remember it. ~ Eve Jagger
452:Cowardice is knowing what you should do and then not doing it. Confucius ~ Leo Tolstoy
453:Everyone calls his son his son, whether he has talents or has not talents. ~ Confucius
454:Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs. ~ Confucius
455:If one is guided by profit in one's actions, one will incur much ill will. ~ Confucius
456:Lernen und nicht denken ist nichtig, denken und nicht lernen ist ermüdend. ~ Confucius
457:To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage, or of principle. ~ Confucius
458:We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one. ~ Confucius
459:Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts? ~ Confucius
460:You will never know how sharp a sword is unless it's drawn from its sheath ~ Confucius
461:Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves, Confucius said. ~ Ian McEwan
462:If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room. ~ Confucius
463:Is virtue a thing remote? I wish to be virtuous, and lo! Virtue is at hand. ~ Confucius
464:It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family. ~ Confucius
465:Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished. ~ Confucius
466:The Man who says he can, and the man who says he can not.. Are both correct ~ Confucius
467:The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort. ~ Confucius
468:Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors. ~ Confucius
469:Who keeps the old akindle and adds new knowledge is fitted to be a teacher. ~ Confucius
470:الحكم يعني الإستقامة، ومن هو الشخص الذي يجرؤ على الانحراف إذا كنت مستقيماً. ~ Confucius
471:A man without persistence will never make a good shaman or a good physician. ~ Confucius
472:Even four harnessed horses cannot bring imprudent words back into the mouth. ~ Confucius
473:He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again. ~ Confucius
474:He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good. ~ Confucius
475:I live in a very small house, but my windows look out on a very large world. ~ Confucius
476:It doesn't make a difference how gradually you go so long as you don't stop. ~ Confucius
477:Keep it simple and focus on what matters. Don't let yourself be overwhelmed. ~ Confucius
478:The really faithful lover of learning holds fast to the Good Way till death. ~ Confucius
479:The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method? ~ Confucius
480:Those who break down the dikes will themselves be drowned in the inundation. ~ Confucius
481:To study and at times practice what one has learned, is this not a pleasure? ~ Confucius
482:Treue gegen sich selbst und Gütigkeit gegen Andere: Darin ist alles befasst. ~ Confucius
483:We are so busy doing the urgent that we don't have time to do the important. ~ Confucius
484:A good man does not make a warrior, just as good steel does not go for nails. ~ Confucius
485:Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
   ~ Confucius,
486:Elige un trabajo que te guste y no tendrás que trabajar ni un día de tu vida. ~ Confucius
487:How should I know anything about another world when I know so little of this? ~ Confucius
488:If I am virtuous and worthy, for whom should I not maintain a proper concern? ~ Confucius
489:If things far away don’t concern you, you’ll soon mourn things close at hand. ~ Confucius
490:It is the law of nature that woman should be held under the dominance of man. ~ Confucius
491:I transmit but do not create. I place my trust in the teachings of antiquity. ~ Confucius
492:Learning without thinking is useless. Thinking without learning is dangerous. ~ Confucius
493:Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous. ~ Confucius
494:Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. ~ Confucius
495:The gentleman sees what is right while the small man sees what is profitable. ~ Confucius
496:When I walk along with two others, from at least one I will be able to learn. ~ Confucius
497:When there are duties to perform [true] servants and sons serve their labors. ~ Confucius
498:Обмисли вярно и възможно ли е това, което обещаваш, защото обещанието е дълг. ~ Confucius
499:At fifteen my mind was directed to study, and at thirty I knew where to stand. ~ Confucius
500:Confucius said,"To know that you don't know is the beginning of knowing. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh


   3 Integral Yoga
   2 Philosophy
   2 Occultism
   1 Psychology
   1 Poetry

   3 Sri Aurobindo
   3 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   2 Jorge Luis Borges

   3 The Secret Doctrine
   2 Walden

03.10 - The Mission of Buddhism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Yes, it was the age, almost a golden age, when man lived with his sense married to the Dawn, spontaneous in his reflexes, prime-sautier, intuitive and imaginative, full of a natural, unspoilt, unsophisticated happiness and hopefulness. But the Age of Reason had to come, and man's maturer nature, perhaps some "sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought". Such an age of Reason and Ratiocination and pure brain power was ushered in by Buddha in India, and almost contemporaneously by Socrates in Greece and Confucius in China. The rational, that is to say, the scientific or analytical attitude to things appeared in the human consciousness for the first time in its fullness and almost exclusive sway. Neither the Vedas nor the Upanishads knew of logic as an instrumenta necessary instrument for knowledge and expression. The old-world method was, as I said, intuitive, experiential, empirical, dogmatic. Also the atmosphere of that world, the stress of the consciousness was theocratic; what the new world brought in was what is called humanistic.

04.02 - A Chapter of Human Evolution, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In India we meet a characteristic movement. As I said the Vedas represented the Mythic Age, the age when knowledge was gained or life moulded and developed through Vision and Revelation (Sruti, direct Hearing). The Upanishadic Age followed next. Here we may say the descending light touched the higher reaches of the Mind, the mind of pure, fundamental, typical ideas. The consciousness divested itself of much of the mythic and parabolic apparel and, although supremely immediate and intuitive, yet was bathed with the light of the day, the clear sunshine of the normal wakeful state. The first burgeoning of the Rational Mind proper, the stress of intellect and intellectuality started towards the end of the Upanishadic Age with the Mahabharata, for example and the Brahmanas. It flowered in full vigour, however, in the earlier philosophical schools, the Sankhyas perhaps, and in the great Buddhist illuminationBuddha being, we note with interest, almost a contemporary of Socrates and also of the Chinese philosopher or moralist Confuciusa triumvirate almost of mighty mental intelligence ruling over the whole globe and moulding for an entire cycle human culture and destiny. The very name Buddha is significant. It means, no doubt, the Awakened, but awakened in and through the intelligence, the mental Reason, buddhi. The Buddhist tradition is that the Buddhist cycle, the cycle over which Buddha reigns is for two thousand and five hundred years since his withdrawal which takes us, it seems, to about 1956 A.D.

10.07 - The World is One, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Coming next to Mind, the unity here too, is quite marked, clearly discernible. There is only one Mind that rules the myriad mentalities of this world. Thoughts and ideas are not in reality personal creations, they are various formulations of the one universal Mind; they enter into and possess individual minds as receptacles, and no doubt in the process undergo particular modifications in their general character. It is a very common experience to see the same or very similar ideas and thoughts expressed by individuals (or groups) living far from each other, having practically no mutual contact. We have known of "independent discoveries" of the same truth or fact and innumerable instances of this kind has history provided for us. It is not a freak of nature that we find Socrates and Buddha and Confucius as contemporaries. Contemporaries also were India's Akbar, England's Elizabeth and Italy's Leo X. Also the year 1905 has been known as Annus Mirabilis, a year of seminal importance the sowing of the seed of a new earth-lifesignificant for the whole human race, for the East and for the West, particularly for India, for Japan, for Russia and even for England. And today's world has indeed become a world of compact unity in human achievement and also alas, in human distress!

1.00a - Introduction, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  In studying the Qabalah you mention six months; I think after that time you should be able to realize that, after six incarnations of uninterrupted study, you may realize that you can never know it; as Confucius said about the Yi King. "If a few more years were added to my life, I would devote a hundred of them to the study of the Yi."

1.01 - Economy, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  Nature is as well adapted to our weakness as to our strength. The incessant anxiety and strain of some is a well nigh incurable form of disease. We are made to exaggerate the importance of what work we do; and yet how much is not done by us! or, what if we had been taken sick?
  How vigilant we are! determined not to live by faith if we can avoid it; all the day long on the alert, at night we unwillingly say our prayers and commit ourselves to uncertainties. So thoroughly and sincerely are we compelled to live, reverencing our life, and denying the possibility of change. This is the only way, we say; but there are as many ways as there can be drawn radii from one centre. All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant. Confucius said, To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge. When one man has reduced a fact of the imagination to be a fact to his understanding, I foresee that all men at length establish their lives on that basis.

1.05 - Solitude, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  We are the subjects of an experiment which is not a little interesting to me. Can we not do without the society of our gossips a little while under these circumstances,have our own thoughts to cheer us? Confucius says truly, Virtue does not remain as an abandoned orphan; it must of necessity have neighbors.

1.06 - MORTIFICATION, NON-ATTACHMENT, RIGHT LIVELIHOOD, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  Cultivate unity, replied Confucius. You do your hearing, not with your ears, but with your mind; not with your mind, but with your very soul. But let the hearing stop with the ears. Let the working of the mind stop with itself. Then the soul will be a negative existence, passively responsive to externals. In such a negative existence, only Tao can abide. And that negative state is the fasting of the heart.

1.07 - Standards of Conduct and Spiritual Freedom, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  26:The older religions erected their rule of the wise, their dicta of Manu or Confucius, a complex Shastra in which they attempted to combine the social rule and moral law with the declaration of certain eternal principles of our highest nature in some kind of uniting amalgam. All three were treated on the same ground as equally the expression of everlasting verities, sanatana dharma. But two of these elements are evolutionary and valid for a time, mental constructions, human readings of the will of the Eternal; the third, attached and subdued to certain social and moral formulas, had to share the fortunes of its forms. Either the Shastra grows obsolete and has to be progressively changed or finally cast away or else it stands as a rigid barrier to the self-development of the individual and the race. The Shastra erects a collective and external standard; it ignores the inner nature of the individual, the indeterminable elements of a secret spiritual force within him. But the nature of the individual will not be ignored; its demand is inexorable. The unrestrained indulgence of his outer impulses leads to anarchy and dissolution, but the suppression and coercion of his soul's freedom by a fixed and mechanical rule spells stagnation or an inner death. Not this coercion or determination from outside, but the free discovery of his highest spirit and the truth of an eternal movement is the supreme thing that he has to discover.

1.07 - THE .IMPROVERS. OF MANKIND, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  to this problem: the _pia fraus,_ the heirloom of all philosophers and
  priests who "improve" mankind. Neither Manu, nor Plato, nor Confucius,
  nor the teachers of Judaism and Christianity, have ever doubted their

1.fs - The Proverbs Of Confucius, #Schiller - Poems, #Friedrich Schiller, #Poetry
  object:1.fs - The Proverbs Of Confucius
  author class:Friedrich Schiller

2.03 - Karmayogin A Commentary on the Isha Upanishad, #Isha Upanishad, #unset, #Philosophy
  ideals and routine of life and expressed the consciousness of
  the race in their political or ethico-legal systems. Such were Lycurgus, Confucius, Menes, Manu. For in those days individual
  greatness and perfection commanded a sacred reverence from

6.0 - Conscious, Unconscious, and Individuation, #The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  movement coming from the unconscious, and expressed by
  music and dancing. Confucius comments as follows:

BOOK II. -- PART II. THE ARCHAIC SYMBOLISM OF THE WORLD-RELIGIONS, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  with the Central Point" of Pythagoras, and its fitting symbol. In the Secret Doctrine the concealed
  UNITY -- whether representing PARABRAHMAM, or the "GREAT EXTREME" of Confucius, or
  the Deity concealed by PHTA, the Eternal Light, or again the Jewish EN-SOPH, is always found to be
  binary , explained cunningly enough by Eliphas Levi thus (Dogme et Rituel, Vol. I., p. 124): -- China
  had her Confucius, and her Tau-ists.* The former circumscribes the "great extreme" within a circle
  with a horizontal line across; the latter place three concentric circles beneath the great circle, while the

BOOK I. -- PART I. COSMIC EVOLUTION, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  for the greater portion of their readers, without those additional volumes of Commentaries and
  explanations. Such are, for instance, the works of Lao-tse, the predecessor of Confucius.*
  He is said to have written 930 books on Ethics and religions, and seventy on magic, one thousand in
  * "If we turn to China, we find that the religion of Confucius is founded on the Five King and the Four
  Shu-books, in themselves of considerable extent and surrounded by voluminous Commentaries,
  symbolism; which, as time went on, developed into a more or less philosophical cultus, a Pantheon in
  mythical disguise. Therefore is Confucius, a very ancient
  * Lun Yu ( I a) Schott. "Chinesische Literatur," p. 7.
  ** "Life of Confucius," p. 96.
  *** This is no pretension to prophecy, but simply a statement based on the knowledge of facts. Every
  mental, psychic, spiritual and physical constitution of man, all these principles evoluting on an ever
  ascending scale. Thence it follows that those persons who, like Confucius and Plato, belonged
  psychically, mentally and spiritually to the higher planes of evolution, were in our Fourth Round as

  It was often premised (and as unjustly as usual) that China, nearly as old a country as India, had no
  cosmogony. "It was unknown to Confucius, and the Buddhists extended their Cosmogony without
  introducing a personal God,"* it is complained. The Yi-King, "the very essence of ancient thought and
  the combined work of the most venerated sages, fails to show a distinct cosmogony." Nevertheless,
  there is one, and a very distinct one. Only as Confucius did not admit of a future life** and the (15 von 20) [06.05.2003 03:32:46]
  those who, like the Confucianists, love virtue for its own sake, and try to do good unselfishly without
  perpetually looking to reward and profit. The "great Extreme" of Confucius produces "two figures."
  These "two" produce in their turn "the four images"; these again "the eight symbols." It is complained
  and the Terrestrial. And any one who has studied the numerical evolution in the primeval cosmogony
  of Pythagoras (a contemporary of Confucius) can never fail to find in his Triad, Tetractis and
  [[Footnote(s)]] -------------------------------------------------
  Decade emerging from the ONE and solitary Monad, the same idea. Confucius is laughed at by his
  Christian biographer for "talking of divination" before and after this passage, and is represented as
  himself "if we take for granted the statements of Kin-yu" . . . . and "he praised it to the skies in Yi-kin,"
  we are told by his reverend critic. Nevertheless, even in his age -- i.e., 600 B.C., Confucius and his
  school taught the sphericity of the Earth and even the heliocentric system; while, at about thrice 600
  * He may be laughed at by the Protestants; but the Roman Catholics have no right to mock him,
  without becoming guilty of blasphemy and sacrilege. For it is over 200 years since Confucius was
  canonized as a Saint in China by the Roman Catholics, who have thereby obtained many converts

Book of Imaginary Beings (text), #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  worst, it is a figure of fun. The lung of Chinese myth, however, is divine and is like an angel that is also a lion. We read
  in the Historical Record of Ssu-ma Chien that Confucius
  went to consult the archivist or librarian Lao-tzu, and after
  The Dragon rules over mountains, is linked to geomancy,
  dwells near tombs, is connected with the cult of Confucius
  is the Neptune of the seas and appears also on terra firma.
  natural life is a thousand years.
  When Confucius mother bore him in her womb, the
  spirits of the five planets brought her an animal having the
  Seventy years later, some hunters killed a ki-lin which still
  had a bit of ribbon around its horn that Confucius mother
  had tied there. Confucius went to look at the Unicorn and
  wept because he felt what the death of this innocent and

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  The Buddha never stops teaching. When asked, he teaches through words. Otherwise, he relies on his example. Confucius once said, Do you disciples think I conceal something? I conceal nothing. I have no practice I do not share with you. This is my way. (Lunyu: 7.23)
  Asanga says, Surely the best of blessings is his body and its properties. And this greatest of trusts is shared by all, mature or not. (1) Vasubandhu comments, The best of blessings is directed at those bodhisattvas who are already mature, while the greatest of trusts is directed at those who are not yet mature. Still, the greatest of trusts is shared by those who are already prapta (mature) in the

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  7) There is only one Ethics, as there is only one geometry. But the majority of men, it will be said, are ignorant of geometry. Yes, but as soon as they begin to apply themselves a little to that science, all are in agreement. Cultivators, workmen, artisans have not gone through courses in ethics; they have not read Cicero or Aristotle, but the moment they begin to think on the subject they become, without knowing it, the disciples of Cicero. The Indian dyer, the Tartar shepherd and the English sailor know what is just and what is injust. Confucius did not invent a system of ethics as one invents a system of physics. He had discovered it in the heart of all mankind. ~ Voltaire
  1) The sage's quest is for himself, the quest of the-ignorant for other than himself. ~ Confucius, "Lun-Yu," II 15.20
  14) Whoever knows essentially his own nature, can know also that of other men and can penetrate into the nature of things. He can collaborate in the transformations and in the progress of heaven and of earth. ~ Confucius
  9) The law of the grand study or practical philosophy consists in developing and bringing into light the luminous principle of reason which we have received from heaven. ~ Confucius "Ta-hio" I
  10) Question attentively, then meditate at leisure over what you have heard. ~ Confucius
  23) It is impossible to arrive at the summit of the mountain without passing through rough and difficult paths. ~ Confucius
  1) By three roads we can reach wisdom: the road of experience and this is the most difficult; the road of initiative and this is the easiest; and the road of reflection and this is the noblest. ~ Confucius
  4) The superior soul asks nothing from any but itself. The vulgar and unmeritable man asks everything of others. ~ Confucius: Lia yu II XV. 20
  6) He governs his soul and expects nothing from others. ~ Confucius
  2) The superior type of man is in all the circumstances of his life exempt from prejudices and obstinacy; he regulates himself by justice alone. ~ Confucius
  15) If a man is detested by the crowd, you must examine, before you judge him, why they condemn, and if a man is venerated by the crowd, equally must you, before you judge, examine why they admire. ~ Confucius
  20) Have no vicious thoughts. ~ Confucius
  5) The man who knows the principles of right reason is less than the man who loves them and he less then the man who makes of them his delight and practices them ~ Confucius:Lun-yu
  17) Let your words corres-pond with your actions and your actions with your words. ~ Confucius
  20) Who is the superior man ? It is he who first puts his words in practice and then speaks in agreement with his acts. ~ Confucius
  30) Virtue shows itself in the lowest as well as in the sublimest things. ~ Confucius
  5) Constantly observe sincerity and fidelity and good faith. ~ Confucius
  28) He alone knows the law of life. Whoever does not seek out clearly what is the true good, cannot correct himself with sincerity and does not arrive at true perfection. ~ Confucius
  1) Put always in the first rank uprightness of heart and fidelity. ~ Confucius
  25) Thus the sage, always equal, awaits the comm and of destiny, while the vulgar throw themselves into a thousand dangers in a search for happiness at any price. ~ Confucius
  27) The sage is happy everywhere, the whole earth is his. ~ Confucius
  28) Nowhere and in no situation is the sage dissatisfied with his condition. ~ Confucius
  2) From the most exalted in position to the humblest and obscurest of men all have one equal duty, to correct incessantly and improve themselves. ~ Confucius
  13) There are who do not study or who, though they study, make no progress; let them not be discouraged. There are who put no questions or, when they do, cannot seize well the sense of the reply; let them not be discouraged. There are who can distinguish nothing or only confusedly; let them not be discouraged. There are who do not practice or have no solidity in their practice; let them not be discouraged. What another would do in one step, they will do in a hundred; what another would do in ten, they will do in a thousand. Assuredly, any man who follows this rule, however poorly enlightened he may be, will acquire intelligence and, however weak he may be, will acquire strength. ~ Confucius
  5) The perfect man does not hunt after wealth. ~ Confucius
  22) Labour to purify thy thoughts. If thou hast no evil thoughts, thou shalt commit no evil deeds. ~ Confucius
  35)Whosoever is truly enlightened, cannot fail to arrive at perfection. ~ Confucius
  5) It is easier today to triumph over evil habits than it will be tomorrow. ~ Confucius
  5) The virtue of a man who has attained to the height of perfection, extends even to a foreknowledge of the future. ~ Confucius
  17) Perfection is the end and the beginning of all things, and without perfection they could not be. ~ Confucius
  11) If in the morning you have heard the voice of celestial reason, in the evening you can die. ~ Confucius
  36) The teaching of our master consists solely in this, to be upright in heart and to love one's neighbour as oneself ~ Confucius
  1) Charity is the affection that impels us to sacrifice ourselves to humankind as if it were one being with us. ~ Confucius
  2) To do to men what we would have them do to ourselves is what one may call the teaching of humanity. ~ Confucius
  4) The man who is sincere and careful to do nothing to others that he would not have done to him, is not far from the Law. What he does not desire to be done to him, let him not himself do to others. ~ Confucius
  5) What we would not have done to us, we must not do to others. ~ Confucius
  10) What you do not wish to be done to yourselves, do not do to other men. ~ Confucius
  12) What you love not in your superiors, do not to your inferiors; what you reprove in your inferiors, do not to your superiors; what you hate in those who precede you, do not to those who follow you...What you would not receive from those on your right, cast not upon those on your left...Let this be the rule of your conduct. ~ Confucius
  1) The superior man lives in peace with all men with- out acting absolutely like them. The vulgar man acts absolutely like them without being in accord with them. ~ Confucius
  6) But what a force is that of the sage who can live at peace with men without having the mobility of water and remain in the midst of them firm and incorruptible ! ~ Confucius
  4) Let the superior man bear himself in the commerce of men with an always dignified deference, regarding all men that dwell in the world as his own brothers. ~ Confucius
  9) If you observe in all your acts the respect of yourself and of others, then shall you not be despised of any. ~ Confucius
  Concord View Similar A Defence of Indian Culture - XXIII

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  of chronology (and during those years, the Yellow Emperor and Chuang Tsu
  and Confucius and Lao Tzu) when Shih Huang Ti ordered that history begin
  with him.


--- Overview of noun confucius

The noun confucius has 1 sense (no senses from tagged texts)
1. Confucius, Kongfuze, K'ung Futzu, Kong the Master ::: (Chinese philosopher whose ideas and sayings were collected after his death and became the basis of a philosophical doctrine known a Confucianism (circa 551-478 BC))

--- Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun confucius

1 sense of confucius                          

Sense 1
Confucius, Kongfuze, K'ung Futzu, Kong the Master
   INSTANCE OF=> philosopher
     => scholar, scholarly person, bookman, student
       => intellectual, intellect
         => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul
           => organism, being
             => living thing, animate thing
               => whole, unit
                 => object, physical object
                   => physical entity
                     => entity
           => causal agent, cause, causal agency
             => physical entity
               => entity

--- Hyponyms of noun confucius

--- Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun confucius

1 sense of confucius                          

Sense 1
Confucius, Kongfuze, K'ung Futzu, Kong the Master
   INSTANCE OF=> philosopher

--- Coordinate Terms (sisters) of noun confucius

1 sense of confucius                          

Sense 1
Confucius, Kongfuze, K'ung Futzu, Kong the Master
  -> philosopher
   => nativist
   => Cynic
   => eclectic, eclecticist
   => empiricist
   => epistemologist
   => esthetician, aesthetician
   => ethicist, ethician
   => existentialist, existentialist philosopher, existential philosopher
   => gymnosophist
   => libertarian
   => mechanist
   => moralist
   => naturalist
   => necessitarian
   => nominalist
   => pluralist
   => pre-Socratic
   => realist
   => Scholastic
   => Sophist
   => Stoic
   => transcendentalist
   => yogi
   HAS INSTANCE=> Abelard, Peter Abelard, Pierre Abelard
   HAS INSTANCE=> Anaxagoras
   HAS INSTANCE=> Anaximander
   HAS INSTANCE=> Anaximenes
   HAS INSTANCE=> Arendt, Hannah Arendt
   HAS INSTANCE=> Aristotle
   HAS INSTANCE=> Averroes, ibn-Roshd, Abul-Walid Mohammed ibn-Ahmad Ibn-Mohammed ibn-Roshd
   HAS INSTANCE=> Avicenna, ibn-Sina, Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina
   HAS INSTANCE=> Bacon, Francis Bacon, Sir Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, 1st Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Albans
   HAS INSTANCE=> Bentham, Jeremy Bentham
   HAS INSTANCE=> Bergson, Henri Bergson, Henri Louis Bergson
   HAS INSTANCE=> Berkeley, Bishop Berkeley, George Berkeley
   HAS INSTANCE=> Boethius, Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
   HAS INSTANCE=> Bruno, Giordano Bruno
   HAS INSTANCE=> Buber, Martin Buber
   HAS INSTANCE=> Cassirer, Ernst Cassirer
   HAS INSTANCE=> Cleanthes
   HAS INSTANCE=> Comte, Auguste Comte, Isidore Auguste Marie Francois Comte
   HAS INSTANCE=> Condorcet, Marquis de Condorcet, Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas Caritat
   HAS INSTANCE=> Confucius, Kongfuze, K'ung Futzu, Kong the Master
   HAS INSTANCE=> Democritus
   HAS INSTANCE=> Derrida, Jacques Derrida
   HAS INSTANCE=> Descartes, Rene Descartes
   HAS INSTANCE=> Dewey, John Dewey
   HAS INSTANCE=> Diderot, Denis Diderot
   HAS INSTANCE=> Diogenes
   HAS INSTANCE=> Empedocles
   HAS INSTANCE=> Epictetus
   HAS INSTANCE=> Epicurus
   HAS INSTANCE=> Haeckel, Ernst Heinrich Haeckel
   HAS INSTANCE=> Hartley, David Hartley
   HAS INSTANCE=> Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
   HAS INSTANCE=> Heraclitus
   HAS INSTANCE=> Herbart, Johann Friedrich Herbart
   HAS INSTANCE=> Herder, Johann Gottfried von Herder
   HAS INSTANCE=> Hobbes, Thomas Hobbes
   HAS INSTANCE=> Hume, David Hume
   HAS INSTANCE=> Husserl, Edmund Husserl
   HAS INSTANCE=> Hypatia
   HAS INSTANCE=> James, William James
   HAS INSTANCE=> Kant, Immanuel Kant
   HAS INSTANCE=> Kierkegaard, Soren Kierkegaard, Soren Aabye Kierkegaard
   HAS INSTANCE=> Lao-tzu, Lao-tse, Lao-zi
   HAS INSTANCE=> Leibniz, Leibnitz, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz
   HAS INSTANCE=> Locke, John Locke
   HAS INSTANCE=> Lucretius, Titus Lucretius Carus
   HAS INSTANCE=> Lully, Raymond Lully, Ramon Lully
   HAS INSTANCE=> Mach, Ernst Mach
   HAS INSTANCE=> Machiavelli, Niccolo Machiavelli
   HAS INSTANCE=> Maimonides, Moses Maimonides, Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon
   HAS INSTANCE=> Malebranche, Nicolas de Malebranche
   HAS INSTANCE=> Marcuse, Herbert Marcuse
   HAS INSTANCE=> Marx, Karl Marx
   HAS INSTANCE=> Mead, George Herbert Mead
   HAS INSTANCE=> Mill, John Mill, John Stuart Mill
   HAS INSTANCE=> Mill, James Mill
   HAS INSTANCE=> Montesquieu, Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu, Charles Louis de Secondat
   HAS INSTANCE=> Moore, G. E. Moore, George Edward Moore
   HAS INSTANCE=> Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
   HAS INSTANCE=> Occam, William of Occam, Ockham, William of Ockham
   HAS INSTANCE=> Origen
   HAS INSTANCE=> Ortega y Gasset, Jose Ortega y Gasset
   HAS INSTANCE=> Parmenides
   HAS INSTANCE=> Pascal, Blaise Pascal
   HAS INSTANCE=> Peirce, Charles Peirce, Charles Sanders Peirce
   HAS INSTANCE=> Perry, Ralph Barton Perry
   HAS INSTANCE=> Plotinus
   => Popper, Karl Popper, Sir Karl Raimund Popper
   HAS INSTANCE=> Pythagoras
   HAS INSTANCE=> Quine, W. V. Quine, Willard Van Orman Quine
   HAS INSTANCE=> Radhakrishnan, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
   HAS INSTANCE=> Reid, Thomas Reid
   HAS INSTANCE=> Rousseau, Jean-Jacques Rousseau
   HAS INSTANCE=> Russell, Bertrand Russell, Bertrand Arthur William Russell, Earl Russell
   HAS INSTANCE=> Schopenhauer, Arthur Schopenhauer
   HAS INSTANCE=> Schweitzer, Albert Schweitzer
   HAS INSTANCE=> Seneca, Lucius Annaeus Seneca
   HAS INSTANCE=> Socrates
   HAS INSTANCE=> Spencer, Herbert Spencer
   HAS INSTANCE=> Spengler, Oswald Spengler
   HAS INSTANCE=> Spinoza, de Spinoza, Baruch de Spinoza, Benedict de Spinoza
   HAS INSTANCE=> Steiner, Rudolf Steiner
   HAS INSTANCE=> Stewart, Dugald Stewart
   HAS INSTANCE=> Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, Sir Rabindranath Tagore
   HAS INSTANCE=> Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   HAS INSTANCE=> Thales, Thales of Miletus
   HAS INSTANCE=> Theophrastus
   HAS INSTANCE=> Weil, Simone Weil
   HAS INSTANCE=> Whitehead, Alfred North Whitehead
   HAS INSTANCE=> Williams, Sir Bernard Williams, Bernard Arthur Owen Williams
   HAS INSTANCE=> Wittgenstein, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Ludwig Josef Johan Wittgenstein
   HAS INSTANCE=> Xenophanes
   HAS INSTANCE=> Zeno, Zeno of Citium
   HAS INSTANCE=> Zeno, Zeno of Elea

--- Grep of noun confucius

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