21 Confucius Quotes That Will Change Your Life

21 Confucius Quotes That Will Change Your Life

Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. Take a look at 21 of his most famous quotes below:

  • It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.
  • Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
  • I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
  • Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
  • 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.
  • When anger rises, think of the consequences.
  • I want you to be everything that’s you, deep at the center of your being.
  • Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.
  • Respect yourself and others will respect you.
  • Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
  • Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
  • 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.
  • Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
  • Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
  • Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
  • 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.
  • Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
  • When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
  • Study the past, if you would divine the future.
  • Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
  • When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.

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