Confucius Quotes About Success, Work, Relationship, Respect, Education

The full name of Confucius is Kong Qiu. He was a Chinese philosopher and politician of the Spring and Autumn period. Here we have shared Confucius quotes about success, work, relationship, respect, education.

Confucius was born on September 28, 551 BC, Lu, and died on April 11, 479 BC, Lu. His father’s name is Kong He and his mother’s name is Yan Zhengzai.

Confucius Quotes

 “Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.” – Confucius

“Things that are done, it is needless to speak about…things that are past, it is needless to blame.” – Confucius

 “To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.” – Confucius

“It is only the wisest and the stupidest that cannot change.” – Confucius

“Isn’t it also great when friends visit from distant places? If one remains not annoyed when he is not understood by people around him, isn’t he a sage?” – Confucius

“A fool despises good counsel, but a wise man takes it to heart.” – Confucius

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“Humility is the solid foundation of all the virtues.” -Confucius

 “Behave toward everyone as if receiving a great guest.” – Confucius

“Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.” – Confucius

“The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly, and who can say to himself, I shall today be uppermost.” – 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.” – Confucius

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

“Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.” – Confucius

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“When anger rises, think of the consequences.” -Confucius

“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trial.” – Confucius

“When you see a worthy person, endeavor to emulate him. When you see an unworthy person, then examine your inner self.” – Confucius

 “Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.” – Confucius

“Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.” – Confucius

“Boldness, without the rules of propriety, becomes insubordination.” – Confucius

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confucius quotes about life
“Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.” -Confucius

“To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.” – Confucius

“A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do you know that his future will not be equal to our present?” – Confucius

“The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.” – Confucius

“I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity and earnest in seeking it there.” – Confucius

“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” – Confucius

“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

confucius quotes about family
“It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.” -Confucius

“Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.” – Confucius

 “Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

“Do not use a cannon to kill a mosquito.” – Confucius

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” – Confucius

“To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.” – Confucius

confucius quotes about learning
“Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.” -Confucius

“The scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.” – Confucius

“A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it is committing another mistake.” – Confucius

“The perfecting of one’s self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development.” – Confucius

 “He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.” – Confucius

“To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.” – Confucius

“He who excels in the study can follow an official career.” – Confucius

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“It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.” -Confucius

 “Virtue is more to man than either water or fire. I have seen men die from treading on water and fire, but I have never seen a man die from treading the course of virtue.” – Confucius

“If you look into your own heart, you find nothing wrong there, what is there to fear?” – Confucius

“The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it not having it, to confess your ignorance.” – Confucius

“If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.” – Confucius

“What you do not want to be done to yourself, do not do to others.” – Confucius

confucius quotes about love
“To love a thing means wanting it to live.” -Confucius

“Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.” – Confucius

“Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly.” – Confucius

“I am not concerned that I am not known, I seek to be worthy to be known.” – Confucius

“It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.” – Confucius

“Men’s natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart.” – Confucius

“The parent’s age must be remembered, both for joy and anxiety.” – Confucius

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“The object of the superior man is truth.” -Confucius

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius

“A common man marvels at uncommon things. A wise man marvels at the commonplace.” – Confucius

“There are three things to beware of through life: when a man is young, let him beware of his appetites; when he is middle-aged, of his passions; and when old, of covetousness, especially.” – Confucius

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

“They must change who would be constant in happiness and wisdom.” – Confucius

“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

confucius quotes about respect
“Respect yourself and others will respect you.” -Confucius

“The people may be made to follow a path of action, but they may not be made to understand it.” – Confucius

“They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.” – Confucius

“The cautious seldom err.” – Confucius

“Have no friends not equal to yourself.” – Confucius

“Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation, there is sure to be a failure.” – Confucius

“If a man takes no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand.” – Confucius

“When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.” – Confucius

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“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” -Confucius

“Silence is the true friend that never betrays.” – Confucius

“He that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.” – Confucius

“Faithfulness and sincerity are the highest things.” – Confucius

“Fix your mind on truth, hold firm to virtue, rely on loving kindness, and find your recreation in the Arts.” – Confucius

“When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them.” – Confucius

“Review the old and deducing the new makes a teacher.” – Confucius

 “A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door.” – Confucius

“To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue…They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.” – Confucius

“When a man’s knowledge is sufficient to attain, and his virtue is not sufficient to enable him to hold, whatever he may have gained, he will lose again.” – Confucius

“Wealth and rank are what people desire, but unless they are obtained in the right way they may not be possessed.” – Confucius

“He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.” – Confucius

“Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.” – 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.” – Confucius

“The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.” – Confucius

“When I walk along with two others, from at least one I will be able to learn.” – Confucius

“He who will not economize will have to agonize.” – Confucius

“When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it – this is knowledge.” – Confucius

“Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.” – Confucius

“When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.” – Confucius

“Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.” – Confucius

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Confucius

“Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.” – Confucius

“With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink and my bent arm for a pillow – I have still joy in the midst of these things. Riches and honors acquired by unrighteousness are to me as a floating cloud.” – Confucius

“We take greater pains to persuade others that we are happy than in endeavoring to think so ourselves.” – Confucius

“Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may overlook it.” – Confucius

“Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude.” – Confucius

“To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or of principle.” – Confucius

“We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.” – Confucius

“He with whom neither slander that gradually soaks into the mind, nor statements that startle like a wound in the flesh, are successful may be called intelligent indeed.” – Confucius

“Study the past if you would divine the future.” – Confucius

“The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” – Confucius

“Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?” – Confucius

“The real fault is to have faults and not amend them.” – Confucius

“Isn’t it a pleasure to study and practice what you have learned?” – Confucius

“Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing.” – Confucius

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” – Confucius

“Mankind differs from the animals only by a little and most people throw that away.” – Confucius

“Study the past if you would define the future.” – Confucius

“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” – Confucius

“What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.” – Confucius

“Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others.” – Confucius

“In a country, well-governed poverty is something to be ashamed of.” – Confucius

“Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.” – Confucius

“The superior man is modest in his speech, but excels in his actions.” – Confucius

“Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.” – Confucius

“The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.” – Confucius

“To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.” – Confucius

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