86 Quotes 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.
Confucius on age

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

When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Confucius on anger

Speak the truth, do not yield to anger give, if thou art asked for little by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
Confucius on anger

Speak the truth, do not yield to anger give, if thou art asked for little by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
Confucius on art

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Confucius on beauty

The superior man understands what is right the inferior man understands what will sell.
Confucius on business

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
Confucius on change

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Confucius on change

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 on change

Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.
Confucius on courage

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
Confucius on courage

Death and life have their determined appointments riches and honors depend upon heaven.
Confucius on death

If we don't know life, how can we know death?
Confucius on death

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 on experience

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.
Confucius on experience

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

If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?
Confucius on fear

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
Confucius on friendship

Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.
Confucius on friendship

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