Quotes by Confucius

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

  • “The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.”
    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
  • “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”
    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
  • “It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.”
    by Confucius
  • “They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.”
    by Confucius
  • “Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.”
    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
  • “If we don’t know life, how can we know death?”
    by Confucius
  • “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
    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
  • “The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.”
    by Confucius
  • “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
    by Confucius
  • “Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.”
    by Confucius
  • “Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”
    by Confucius
  • “If we don’t know life, how can we know death?”
    by Confucius
  • “They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.”
    by Confucius
  • “Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.”
    by Confucius
  • “The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later.”
    by Confucius

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