Confucius

"Confucius Quotes"

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“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

“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”
― Confucius

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
― Confucius

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
― Confucius

“He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.”
― Confucius

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
― Confucius, Confucius: The Analects

“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”
― Confucius

“To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.”
― Confucius

“Silence is a true friend who never betrays.”
― 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

“Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.”
― Confucius

“What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.”
― Confucius

“The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.”
― Confucius


“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”
― Confucius, The Book of Rites

“It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.”
― Confucius

“The man of wisdom is never of two minds;
the man of benevolence never worries;
the man of courage is never afraid.”
― Confucius


“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”
― Confucius

“The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.”
― Confucius

“Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.”
― Confucius

“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”

Chose 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

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

What you do not want others to do to you, do not do to others.
― Confucius

To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.
― Confucius

He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.
― Confucius

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
― Confucius

To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.
― 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

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

To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.
― Confucius

When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. ― Confucius
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