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Confucius


As Confucius said, "To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or of principle."
  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)
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  • As Confucius said, "To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or of principle."
  • You should have done a clue with Confucius, I would have gotten that.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • As Confucius once said, ’He who does nothing is the one who does nothing.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • It was cryptic, sort of a Confucius-says answer, but it worked on almost every civilian.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones

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  • Aristophanes and Mahatma Gandhi and Gautama Buddha and Confucius and Thomas Love Peacock and Thomas Jefferson and Mr. Lincoln, if you please.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • A man may spend many years pondering a sentence of the scholar you call Confucius.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Confucius say a woman is worth a thousand words.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • 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."
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Prophecies made him think of fortune cookies, which weren’t even Chinese—not really—but the bullies at school teased him about stupid stuff like that: Confucius say … all that garbage.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • …beheld beautiful fir and cedar groves, sacred gates of a singular architecture, bridges half hid in the midst of bamboos and reeds, temples shaded by immense cedar-trees, holy retreats where were sheltered Buddhist priests and sectaries of Confucius, and interminable streets, where a perfect harvest of rose-tinted and red-cheeked children, who looked as if they had been cut out of Japanese screens, and who were playing in the midst of short-legged poodles and yellowish cats, might have…
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days

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  • The Catholic Church or the maxims of Confucius?
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • That’s what Confucius would have said, I thought.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • And on Sundays, from noon to midnight, we went to the movies at the Confucius Church.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • Confucius said: "If a state is governed by the principles of reason, poverty and misery are subjects of shame; if a state is not governed by the principles of reason, riches and honors are subjects of shame."
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • It’s too active for passive reflection, which is the soul of Confucius, as I’m sure you know.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Sure of itself, it bullies other civilizations, as a traveling salesman in a brown derby conquers the wisdom of China and tacks advertisements of cigarettes over arches for centuries dedicate to the sayings of Confucius.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • …John L. Sullivan, Cleopatra, Savourneen Deelish, Julius Caesar, Paracelsus, sir Thomas Lipton, William Tell, Michelangelo Hayes, Muhammad, the Bride of Lammermoor, Peter the Hermit, Peter the Packer, Dark Rosaleen, Patrick W. Shakespeare, Brian Confucius, Murtagh Gutenberg, Patricio Velasquez, Captain Nemo, Tristan and Isolde, the first Prince of Wales, Thomas Cook and Son, the Bold Soldier Boy, Arrah na Pogue, Dick Turpin, Ludwig Beethoven, the Colleen Bawn, Waddler Healy, Angus the…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • We obtained a sufficient foundation for it by throwing into the slough some editions of books of morality, volumes of French philosophy and German rationalism; tracts, sermons, and essays of modern clergymen; extracts from Plato, Confucius, and various Hindoo sages together with a few ingenious commentaries upon texts of Scripture,—all of which by some scientific process, have been converted into a mass like granite.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Celestial Railroad
  • An imaginary genealogical chart of descent connecting him with Confucius or Gautama would be more satisfactory.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • This woman put him in mind of the biggest mound he had ever seen: in Shandong, that was, Confucius’s grave.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • He’s probably going to wake up Confucius," Annabeth guessed.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • …market-places, the temples with idols ranged along the sides or at the end, bonze, brahmin, and llama, Mandarin, farmer, merchant, mechanic, and fisherman, The singing-girl and the dancing-girl, the ecstatic persons, the secluded emperors, Confucius himself, the great poets and heroes, the warriors, the castes, all, Trooping up, crowding from all directions, from the Altay mountains, From Thibet, from the four winding and far-flowing rivers of China, From the southern peninsulas and…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • What Confucius Did Not Talk About.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • At sixty, said Confucius, I was no longer argumentative.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • So a "criticize Confucius" campaign was organized.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • We were to discuss why Lin Biao was attracted to Confucius and how dangerous this had been to Mao’s political cause.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Our teacher started our first lesson by telling us all about Confucius.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • He had already written down one of Confucius’ sayings on the blackboard by the time we’d all sat down at our little wooden desks: When the perfect order prevails, the world is like a home shared by all.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Did Confucius really say that?
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Confucius tells men how they should live to have good and successful lives.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Confucius says truly, "Virtue does not remain as an abandoned orphan; it must of necessity have neighbors."
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • "Now," our teacher began, "can any of you tell me the hidden evilness in this Confucius saying?"
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Confucius’ society sounded beautiful, just like the ideal communist society.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Confucius wants the poor ordinary people to behave and follow the rules, which were set for them by the rulers, for the benefit of the rulers.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • My second point: have you realized that Confucius only mentions men.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • And finally Confucius talks of villains, thieves and robbers.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Hezi was his hometown and reportedly where Confucius was buried.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • The majority were in small tour groups, accompanied by guides — one each from Hong Kong and the People’s Republic — who spoke acceptable English, or German, or French or, reluctantly, Japanese for those particularly disliked visitors with more money than Marx or Confucius ever had.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Remember, when we got lost in the rain in Chinatown trying to find that dim sum place, and it was supposed to be near the statue of Confucius but it turns out there are two statues of Confucius, and we ended up at that random Irish bar all soaking wet, and we slammed a few whiskeys, and you grabbed me and kissed me, and it was—
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Remember, when we got lost in the rain in Chinatown trying to find that dim sum place, and it was supposed to be near the statue of Confucius but it turns out there are two statues of Confucius, and we ended up at that random Irish bar all soaking wet, and we slammed a few whiskeys, and you grabbed me and kissed me, and it was—
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • So he came back and made a Confucius joke, that if the words were wrong, then his intentions must also be wrong.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Confucius, the rational man.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • Confucius said that.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • He was Confucius.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
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