Confucius Quotes


Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history.
♦ Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage- Confucius
♦ Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure - Confucius
♦ Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire - Confucius
♦ It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop - Confucius
♦ If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people - Confucius
♦ I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand - Confucius
♦ Silence is a true friend who never betrays - Confucius
♦ Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance - Confucius
♦ It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get - Confucius
♦ Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it - Confucius
♦ Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall - 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
♦ When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps - Confucius
♦ A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions - Confucius
♦ He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger - Confucius
♦ The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell - Confucius
♦ If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear? - Confucius
♦ Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men - Confucius
♦ Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts? - Confucius
♦ If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself - 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
♦ The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential; these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence - Confucius
♦ Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life - Confucius
♦ Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated - Confucius
♦ Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without - Confucius

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Born : 551 BCE
Died: 479 BCE (aged 71-72)
Occupation: Chinese teacher, Editor, Politician, Philosopher
Nationality: Chinese
Last Update : 21 April 2016, ::: Malala Yousafzai

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