Confucius Quotes

Chinese philosopher and politician of the Spring and Autumn period.

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

Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.
– 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

Don’t complain about the snow on your neighbour’s roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
– Confucius

He who wished to secure the good of others,
Has already secured his own.
– 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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Respect yourself and others will respect you.
– Confucius

You cannot open a book without learning something.
– Confucius

The funniest people are the saddest once.
– Confucius

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

Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
– 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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