Confucius Quotes (129 quotations)

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1. [The superior man] acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his actions. - Confucius

2. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Confucius

3. A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it, is committing another mistake. - Confucius

4. A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. - Confucius

5. A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do you know that his future will not be equal to our present? - Confucius

6. Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. - Confucius

7. An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger. - Confucius

8. And remember, no matter where you go, there you are. - Confucius

9. Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes. - Confucius

10. Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. - Confucius

11. By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart. - Confucius

12. 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

13. Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. - Confucius

14. Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven. - Confucius

15. 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

16. Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire. - Confucius

17. Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius

18. Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it. - Confucius

19. Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue. - Confucius

20. Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. - Confucius

21. Have no friends not equal to yourself. - Confucius

22. 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

23. He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger. - Confucius

24. He who merely knows right principles is not equal to him who loves them. - Confucius

25. He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good. - Confucius

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