Best 100 Confucius Quotes on Truth, Kindness, Life, Success, Love

Confucius Quotes

Confucius Quotes

1. You are what you think. – Confucius

2. The cautious seldom err. – Confucius

3. One joy dispels a hundred cares. – Confucius

4. Your life is what your thoughts make it. – Confucius

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

6. The object of the superior man is truth. – Confucius

7. Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. – Confucius

8. To love a thing means wanting it to live. – Confucius

9. To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short. – Confucius

10. Silence is a true friend who never betrays. – Confucius

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

12. Think of tomorrow, the past can’t be mended. – Confucius

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

14. When anger rises, think of the consequences. – Confucius

15. When prosperity comes, do not use all of it. – Confucius

16. If we don’t know life, how can we know death? – Confucius

17. Imagination is more important than knowledge. – Confucius

18. Respect yourself and others will respect you. – Confucius

19. Act with kindness but do not expect gratitude. – Confucius

20. Roads were made for journeys not destinations. – Confucius

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

22. Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou are asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods. – Confucius

23. To see the right and not to do it is cowardice. – Confucius

24. Study the past, if you would divine the future. – Confucius

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

26. Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude. – Confucius

27. Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. – Confucius

28. He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior. – Confucius

29. All people are the same; only their habits differ. – Confucius

30. The essence of knowledge is, having it, to use it. – Confucius

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

32. When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them. – Confucius

33. You cannot open a book without learning something. – Confucius

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34. Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue. – Confucius

35. The journey with a 1000 miles begins with one step. – Confucius

36. Anyone can find the switch after the lights are on. – Confucius

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

38. Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. – Confucius

39. Humility is the solid foundation of all the virtues. – Confucius

40. The real fault is to have faults and not amend them. – Confucius

41. Review the old and deducing the new makes a teacher. – Confucius

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

43. He who excels in study can follow an official career. – Confucius

44. Behave toward everyone as if receiving a great guest. – Confucius

45. Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. – Confucius

46. Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire. – Confucius

47. We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression. – Confucius

48. Worry not that no one knows you; seek to be worth knowing. – Confucius

49. If you don’t want to do something, don’t impose on others. – Confucius

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

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

52. It is only the wisest and the stupidest that cannot change. – Confucius

53. Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it. – Confucius

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

55. 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

56. The parents age must be remembered, both for joy and anxiety. – Confucius

57. 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

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

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59. A fool despises good counsel, but a wise man takes it to heart. – Confucius

60. They must change who would be constant in happiness and wisdom. – Confucius

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

62. The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. – Confucius

63. Isn’t it a pleasure to study and practice what you have learned? – Confucius

64. I slept and dreamt life is beauty, I woke and found life is duty. – Confucius

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

66. In a country well governed poverty is something to be ashamed of. – Confucius

67. The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. – Confucius

68. He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions. – Confucius

69. A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words. – Confucius

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

71. Boldness, without the rules of propriety, becomes insubordination. – Confucius

72. A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. – Confucius

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

74. The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. – Confucius

75. Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself. – Confucius

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

77. Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness. – Confucius

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

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

80. Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace. – Confucius

81. To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge. – Confucius

82. A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door. – Confucius

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

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84. A lion chased me up a tree, and I greatly enjoyed the view from the top. – Confucius

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

86. It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. – Confucius

87. I am not concerned that I am not known, I seek to be worthy to be known. – Confucius

88. They must often change who would remain constant in happiness and wisdom. – Confucius

89. I want you to be everything that’s you, deep at the center of your being. – Confucius

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

91. We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one. – Confucius

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

93. Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs. – Confucius

94. Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts? – Confucius

95. The man who says he can, and the man who says he can not… Are both correct. – Confucius

96. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished. – Confucius

97. If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room. – Confucius

98. The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort. – Confucius

99. It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family. – Confucius

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

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