Top 20: Quotes by Confucius

Confucius (551–479 BCE) was a Chinese teacher, politician and philosopher. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. Confucius’s thoughts received official sanction and were further developed into a system known as Confucianism.

Below are some of the best Quotes by Confucius.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.

The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.

It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.

Respect yourself and others will respect you.

Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

To see what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.

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