Confucius quote about caution from Analects - The cautious seldom err.
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The cautious seldom err.
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Author Confucius
Source Analects
Topic caution error
Language English
Note Translated by James Legge


“The Master said, 'The years of parents may by no means not be kept in the memory, as an occasion at once for joy and for fear.' chap. XXII. The Master said, 'The reason why the ancients did not readily give utterance to their words, was that they feared lest their actions should not come up to them.' chap. XXIII. The Master said, 'The cautious seldom err.'
chap. XXIV. The Master said, 'The superior man wishes to be slow in his speech and earnest in his conduct.' chap. xxv. The Master said, 'Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practises it will have neighbors.'” source

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