Best quotes collection with funny, inspirational and motivational Confucius quotes

Best quotes collection with funny, inspirational and motivational Confucius quotes

Best quotes collection with funny, inspirational and motivational Confucius quotes
A collection of quotes attributed to the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius.



“Respect yourself and others will respect you.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Questions are the creative acts of intelligence”  – Confucius quotes

 

“People with virtue must speak out; People who speak are not all virtuous.”  – Confucius quotes

 

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

 

“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Of all that Heaven produces and nourishes, there is none so great as man.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“No matter where you go – there you are”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Men's natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Man is born for uprightness. If a man lose his uprightness and yet live, his escape from death is mere good fortune.” – Confucius quotes

 

“Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Learn, as if never overtaking your object, and yet as if apprehensive of losing it.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“It was by music that the ancient kings gave elegant expression to their joy. By their armies and axes they gave the same to their anger.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“It is only the wisest and the stupidest that cannot change. ” – Confucius quotes

 

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

 

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

 

“It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“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 quotes

 

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“It cannot be when the root is neglected that what springs from it will be well ordered. ” – Confucius quotes

 

“Is virtue a thing remote? I wish to be virtuous, and lo! Virtue is at hand.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.”  – Confucius quotes

 

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

 

“If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.”  – Confucius quotes

 

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

 

“If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear? ” – Confucius quotes

 

“If you don't know how to live, why wonder about death?. ” – Confucius quotes

 

“If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything. ” – Confucius quotes

 

“If I hear the way of truth in the morning, I am content even to die in the evening.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“If I ever reach heaven I expect to find three wonders there: first, to meet some I had not thought to see there; second, to miss some I had expected to see there; and third, the greatest wonder of all, to find myself there”  – Confucius quotes

 

“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 quotes

 

“If a man withdraws his mind from the love of beauty, and applies it as sincerely to the love of the virtuous if, in serving his parents, he can exert his utmost strength if, in serving his prince, he can devote his life if in his intercourse with his friends, his words are sincere – although men say that he has not learned, I will certainly say that he has.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“If a man takes no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“If a man be under the influence of anger his conduct will not be correct.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. ” – Confucius quotes

 

“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 quotes

 

“I do not want a friend Who smiles when I smile Who weeps when I weep For my shadow in the pool Can do better than that.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“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 quotes

 

“Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Heaven means to be one with God.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Heaven begat Virtue in me; what can man do unto me? ” – Confucius quotes

 

“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 quotes

 

“He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“He who will not economize will have to agonize”  – Confucius quotes

 

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

 

“He who requires much from himself and little from others, will keep himself from being the object of resentment.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“He who merely knows right principles is not equal to him who loves them.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“He who keeps danger in mind will rest safely in his seat. ” – Confucius quotes

 

“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 quotes

 

“He does not preach what he practices till he has practiced what he preaches.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Have no friends not equal to yourself.”  – Confucius quotes

 

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

 

“Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“From the loving example of one family a whole State may become loving, and from its courtesies, courteous; while from the ambition and perverseness of the one man the whole State may be thrown into rebellious disorder. Such is the nature of influence.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. ” – Confucius quotes

 

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

 

“Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Even in killing men, observe the rules of propriety.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Do not use a cannon to kill a mosquito.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished. ” – Confucius quotes

 

“Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven. ” – Confucius quotes

 

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

 

“Ceremonies are the first thing to be attended to in the practice of government.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Can there be a love which does not make demands on its object? ” – Confucius quotes

 

“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 quotes

 

“By the ruler's cultivation of his own character there is set up the example of the course which all should pursue.”  – Confucius quotes

 

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

 

“Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.”  – Confucius quotes

 

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

 

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

 

“Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“Although your father and mother are dead, if you propose to yourself any good work, only reflect how it will make their names illustrious, and your purpose will be fixed.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do we know that his future will not be equal to our present? ” – Confucius quotes

 

“A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.”  – Confucius quotes

 

“A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake. ” – Confucius quotes

 

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

 

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”  – Confucius quotes

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