Confucius Quotes

The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius

To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage. Confucius

Learning without thought is labor lost. Confucius

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it. Confucius

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

Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star. 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

An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger. 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. Confucius

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucius

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

No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance. Confucius

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

The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later. Confucius

Consideration for others is the basic of a good life, a good society. Confucius

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. Confucius

To be in one’s own heart in kindly sympathy with all things; this is the nature of righteousness. Confucius