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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You cannot open a book without learning something.
– Confucius

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

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

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

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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