Confucius Famous Quotes and Sayings

Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)Confucius
Chinese philosopher, reformer and political theorist

Confucius Famous Quotes and Sayings

“Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.”
“Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.”
“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”
“Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.”
“He who will not economize will have to agonize.”
“Have no friends not equal to yourself.”
“He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.”
“Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.”
“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
“I want you to be everything that’s you, deep at the center of your being.”
“Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.”
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
“It is better to play than do nothing.”
“Learn as though you would never be able to master it; Hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.”
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
“Men’s natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart.”
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.”
“Respect yourself and others will respect you.”
“Study the past if you would define the future.”
“They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.”
“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”
“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”
“What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.”
“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”

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