Analects of Confucius

Quotes from Confucius on philosophies & teachings

Confucius is recognized as the first educator in China who sought to make education accessible to all and who was instrumental in establishing teaching as a profession.

In addition, he established ethical, moral, and social standards that formed the foundation of a philosophy known as Confucianism.

  1. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius
  2. Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. – Confucius
  3. 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
  4. Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. – Confucius
  5. Wherever you go, go with all your heart. – Confucius
  6. The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. – Confucius
  7. Silence is a true friend who never betrays. – Confucius
  8. Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. – Confucius
  9. 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
  10. Study the past if you would define the future. – Confucius
  11. Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart. – Confucius
  12. Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. – Confucius
  13. The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. – Confucius
  14. The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not is a fool for life. – Confucius
  15. To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it. – Confucius
  16. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Confucius
  17. It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness. – Confucius
  18. The cautious seldom err. – Confucius
  19. Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure. – Confucius
  20. Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors. – Confucius
  21. It does not matter how tall you are, but how well you stand tall. – Confucius
  22. If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody. – Confucius
  23. Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. – Confucius
  24. A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. – Confucius
  25. The man who says he can, and the man who says he can’t are both correct. – Confucius
  26. The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success. – Confucius
  27. To be wronged is nothing, unless you remember it. – Confucius
  28. The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. – Confucius
  29. The noble-minded are calm and steady. Little people are forever fussing and fretting. – Confucius
  30. What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. – Confucius
  31. 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
  32. The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. – Confucius
  33. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Confucius
  34. When anger rises, think of the consequences. – Confucius
  35. The cautious seldom err. – Confucius
  36. The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not is a fool for life. – Confucius
  37. To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue; gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. – Confucius
  38. The superior man – Confucius

Overview Confucius

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