20 Wise Quotes from Confucius

Confucius was a Chinese philosopher and thinker who influenced many people. I hope you enjoy his wisdom and the following 20 quotes from Confucius –

  1. “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
  2. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” ~ Confucius
  3. “Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.” ~ Confucius
  4. “To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.” ~ Confucius
  5. “You cannot open a book without learning something.” ~ Confucius
  6. “To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.” ~ Confucius
  7. “When anger rises, think of the consequences.” ~ Confucius
  8. “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
  9. “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” ~ Confucius
  10. “The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” ~ Confucius
  11. “The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.” ~ Confucius
  12. “There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.” ~ Confucius
  13. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” ~ Confucius
  14. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” ~ Confucius
  15. “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” ~ Confucius
  16. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”~ Confucius
  17. “He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.” ~ Confucius
  18. “Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.” ~ Confucius
  19. “Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” ~ Confucius
  20. “The Man who says he can, and the man who says he can not. Are both correct.” ~ Confucius

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