Quotes by Confucius

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
– Confucius

To see what is right and not do it, is the want of courage.
— Confucius

You cannot open a book without learning something.
– Confucius

Our greatest glory is not in ever failing, but in rising every time we fail.
– Confucius

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.
– Confucius

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…there are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.

To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace.
– Confucius

In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
– Confucius

Study the past if you would define the future.
– Confucius

Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
– Confucius

It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
– Confucius

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
– Confucius

Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.
– Confucius

It is only the wisest and the stupidest that cannot change.
– Confucius

I am not an originator but a transmitter.
– Confucius

I have yet to meet a man as fond of high moral conduct as he is of outward appearances
– Confucius

The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.
– Confucius

Fear not to reform.
– Confucius

I am not concerned that I am not known, I seek to be worthy to be known.
– Confucius

He who keeps danger in mind will rest safely in his seat.
– Confucius

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