20+ Confucius Quotes and Sayings


This page shows you 20+ best Confucius Quotes and Sayings that will motivate you. Confucius was a famous person in Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history, check out these inspiring quotes by Confucius.

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Confucius Quotations

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

You cannot open a book without learning something.

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.

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

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

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

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

Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know more.

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.

Study the past if you would define the future.

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.

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

What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.

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

Things that are done, it is needless to speak about…things that are past, it is needless to blame.

Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star.

You will never know how sharp a sword is unless it’s drawn from its sheath.

Silence is a true friend who never betrays.

When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it – this is knowledge.

Fix your mind on truth, hold firm to virtue, rely on loving kindness, and find your recreation in the Arts.

The Essence of Knowledge is, having it, to use it.

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

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.

If what one has to say is not better than silence, then one should keep silent.

The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name.

Confucius Quotes and Sayings

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

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

The man of wisdom is never of two minds;
the man of benevolence never worries;
the man of courage is never afraid

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of man.

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