Quotes by Confucius

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
– Confucius

Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
– Confucius

Everything has beauty but not everyone can see.
– Confucius

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
– Confucius

When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.
– Confucius

Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change.
– Confucius

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
– Confucius

The funniest people are the saddest once.
– Confucius

The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith.
– Confucius

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
– Confucius

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
– Confucius

When anger rises, think of the consequences.
– Confucius

True knowledge is to know the extent of ones ignorance.
– Confucius

If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.
– Confucius

What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
– Confucius

Respect yourself and others will respect you.
– Confucius

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
– Confucius

Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.

Choose a job you love and you never have to work a day in your life.
– Confucius

Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.
– 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

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

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

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