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— Submitted by Debbie MO
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
— Mark Twain (Submitted by T. Verge, Alaska)
The superior man honors his virtuous nature, and maintains constant inquiry and study, seeking to carry it out to its breadth and greatness, so as to omit none of the more exquisite and minute points which it embraces, and to raise it to its greatest height and brilliancy.
— Confucius
How great is the path proper to the Sage! Like overflowing water, it sends forth and nourishes all things, and rises up to the height of heaven. All-complete is its greatness! It embraces the three hundred rules of ceremony, and the three thousand rules of demeanor. It waits for the proper man, and then it is trodden. Hence it is said, ‘Only by perfect virtue can the perfect path, in all its courses, be made a fact.
— Confucius
I have not seen a person who loved virtue, or one who hated what was not virtuous. He who loved virtue would esteem nothing above it.
— Confucius
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
— Confucius
Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.
— Confucius
To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
— Confucius
Virtue is more to man than either water or fire. I have seen men die from treading on water and fire, but I have never seen a man die from treading the course of virtue.
— Confucius
The determined scholar and the man of virtue will not seek to live at the expense of injuring their virtue. They will even sacrifice their lives to preserve their virtue complete.
— Confucius
What the great learning teaches, is to illustrate illustrious virtue; to renovate the people; and to rest in the highest excellence.
— Confucius
Is virtue a thing remote? I wish to be virtuous, and lo! Virtue is at hand.
— Confucius
The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.
— Confucius
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later.
— Confucius
The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
— Confucius
The virtuous man is driven by responsibility, the non-virtuous man is driven by profit.
— Confucius
Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.
— Confucius
Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
— Confucius
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
Men’s natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart.
— Confucius
Earnest in practicing the ordinary virtues, and careful in speaking about them, if, in his practice, he has anything defective, the superior man dares not but exert himself; and if, in his words, he has any excess, he dares not allow himself such license.
— Confucius
Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
— Confucius
Things that are done, it is needless to speak about…things that are past, it is needless to blame.
— Confucius
Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.
— Confucius