Quotes by Confucius

Quotes by Confucius (Chinese philosopher & reformer (551 BC – 479 BC))

  • “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.”
    by Confucius
  • “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.”
    by Confucius
  • “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.”
    by Confucius
  • “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.”
    by Confucius
  • “Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.”
    by Confucius
  • “He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.”
    by Confucius
  • “Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.”
    by Confucius
  • “They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.”
    by Confucius
  • “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
    by Confucius
  • “Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”
    by Confucius
  • “He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.”
    by Confucius
  • “They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.”
    by Confucius
  • “The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.”
    by Confucius
  • “The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.”
    by Confucius
  • “They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.”
    by Confucius
  • “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.”
    by Confucius
  • “When anger rises, think of the consequences.”
    by Confucius
  • “The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.”
    by Confucius
  • “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
    by Confucius
  • “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
    by Confucius

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