Quotes by Confucius

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

  • “If we don’t know life, how can we know death?”
    by Confucius
  • “Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”
    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 superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later.”
    by Confucius
  • “The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.”
    by Confucius
  • “It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.”
    by Confucius
  • “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”
    by Confucius
  • “When anger rises, think of the consequences.”
    by Confucius
  • “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
    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
  • “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
  • “They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.”
    by Confucius
  • “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
    by Confucius
  • “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
    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
  • “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
  • “Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.”
    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
  • “Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.”
    by Confucius

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