29 Wise Confucius Quotes

29 Wise Confucius Quotes


Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history. He became known for his Quotations and we hope you enjoy this collection of 29 Confucius Quotes.

Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes. – Confucius 

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

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

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. – Confucius 

He who will not economize will have to agonize. – Confucius 

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. –Confucius 

Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star. – Confucius 

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. – Confucius 

Men’s natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart. – Confucius 

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do. –Confucius 

Respect yourself and others will respect you. – Confucius 

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

The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved. – Confucius 

To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness. – Confucius 

To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage. – Confucius 

What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others. – Confucius 

When anger rises, think of the consequences. – Confucius 

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

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

They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. – Confucius 

By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart. – Confucius 

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Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue. – Confucius 

Have no friends not equal to yourself. – Confucius 

He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it. – Confucius 

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good. – Confucius 

He with whom neither slander that gradually soaks into the mind, nor statements that startle like a wound in the flesh, are successful may be called intelligent indeed. – Confucius 

Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles. – Confucius 

I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there. – Confucius 

I have not seen a person who loved virtue, or one who hated what was not virtuous. He who loved virtue would esteem nothing above it. – Confucius 


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