Signs that something is a real Confucius quote:
- he's complaining about the Duke of Qi
- he's calling his students lazy
- he's bemoaning that rituals are being performed incorrectly
- he's talking about proper conduct for a gentleman
- he's subtly hinting that rulers should hire more political consultants like him

Signs that something is a fake Confucius quote:
- it's fluffy feel-good mystical hippie bullshit

Confucius was a conservative curmudgeon, he would have hated hippies!

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