25 Quotes by Confucius to guide you in life

Quotes by ConfuciusConfucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher, believed to have been born around 551 BC.

Even though we cannot truly be sure whether he genuinely existed at all, it is as a philosopher that he’s best remembered.

Those words of wisdom, credited to Confucius, continue to enlighten us, and his quotes read like a guide to life.

So today I offer you 15 quotes by Confucius, which will help shed a little light on this otherwise dark world in which we live.

Read Confucius over and over and in time you will be enlightened, I am sure.

So take a few moments and let these quotes by Confucius be your guide.

Quotes by Confucius (1-10):

  1. Have no friends who are not your equal.
  2. Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
  3. Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
  4. Forget injuries but never forget kindnesses.
  5. Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.
  6. Respect yourself and others will respect you.
  7. When anger rises, think of the consequences.
  8. Study the past if you are to define the future.
  9. Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.
  10. Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Quotes by Confucius (11-20):

  1. Life is simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
  2. Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.
  3. A superior man is modest in speech but exceeds in actions.
  4. What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
  5. Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
  6. It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.
  7. I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
  8. To know what you know and what you do not know is true knowledge.
  9. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
  10. He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.

Quotes by Confucius (21-25):

  1. When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
  2. Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation, there is sure to be failure.
  3. The will to win, the desire to succeed, and the urge to reach your full potential, are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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