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

Confucius on wisdom
704

The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.

Confucius on actions
389

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

Confucius on resilience
273

To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.

Confucius on knowledge
268

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

Confucius on long
267

He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.

Confucius on positive
236
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I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

To love a thing means wanting it to live.

Confucius on love
222

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Confucius on beauty
186

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

Confucius on learning
175

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

Confucius on achieve
163

The good are not worried, the wise are not confused, and the brave are not afraid.

Confucius on brave
145

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

Confucius on life
126
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He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.

About Confucius

Name Confucius
Quotes 153 quotations
Nationality Chinese
Profession Philosopher
Birthday 550 BC
About Confucius was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher, whose teachings and philosophy have deeply influenced Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese thought and life.孔子 - Kong Zi孔夫子 - Kong Fuzi (Kung Fu-Tzu)
Top topics life, wisdom, superior, virtue, people

Do not be concerned that no one recognizes you, seek that which is worthy of recognition.

Confucius on recognition
121

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

Confucius on wheresoever
113

He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.

Confucius on control
97

It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.

Confucius on truth
96

I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being.

Confucius on motivational
86

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.

Confucius on change
77
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The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute. The man who does not ask, is a fool for life.

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 wisdom
74

Silence is the true friend that never betrays.

Confucius on silence
54

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

Confucius on work
44

It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.

Confucius on pessimism
43

If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.

Confucius on inspirational
42

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.

Confucius on revenge
39
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Person who chases two rabbits catches neither.

The man of wisdom is never of two minds;

the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage is never afraid.

Confucius on wisdom
35

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

Confucius on character
34

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

Confucius on knowledge
34

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

Confucius on confidence
28

A fool despises good counsel, but a wise man takes it to heart.

Confucius on fools
27

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue;

these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.

Confucius on circumstances
26
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Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

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

Confucius on mistakes
26

When anger rises, think of the consequences.

Confucius on anger
25

Study the past if you would divine the future.

Confucius on past
24

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

Confucius on manners
21

We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.

Confucius on sadness
20

What you do not want others to do to you, do not do to others.

Confucius on example
20
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Our greatest glory is not in never failling but in rising every time we fall.

To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.

Confucius on evil
19

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

Confucius on wisdom
19

A man who does not think and plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door.

Confucius on planning
16

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

Confucius on animals
15

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

Confucius on knowledge
13

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.

Confucius on failure
12

Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing.

Confucius on worry
12

The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development.

Confucius on growth
12

Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.

Confucius on snow
11

The real fault is to have faults and not amend them.

Confucius on mistakes
11

It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.

Confucius on family
11

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

Confucius on virtue
10

Learn as though you would never be able to master it;

hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.

Confucius on learning
10

He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.

Confucius on learning
10