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K’ung Ch’iu / Confucius Quotes

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K’ung Ch’iu or K’ung Fu-tzu (Master K’ung)
Chinese sage, politician, philosopher and reformer of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history
Lived: ca. 551–479 BC

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Military Related Confucius Quotes

“To lead uninstructed people to war is to throw them away.”
– Confucius

“To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.”
– Confucius

“A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions”
– Confucius

“An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.”
– Confucius

“The commander of the forces of a large State may be carried off,
but the will of even a common man cannot be taken from him.”
– Confucius Quotes

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