Quotes by Confucius

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

  • “He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.”
    by Confucius
  • “If we don’t know life, how can we know death?”
    by Confucius
  • “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
    by Confucius
  • “Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.”
    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
  • “They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.”
    by Confucius
  • “If we don’t know life, how can we know death?”
    by Confucius
  • “Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.”
    by Confucius
  • “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
    by Confucius
  • “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
  • “It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.”
    by Confucius
  • “Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.”
    by Confucius
  • “Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.”
    by Confucius
  • “The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.”
    by Confucius
  • “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
    by Confucius
  • “Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.”
    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
  • “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
  • “The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.”
    by Confucius

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