Confucius Quotes


183 Confucius quotes:



"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."
"Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous."
"In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of."
"Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire."
"When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself."
"The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home."
"The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort."
"If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?"
"Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure."
"To see the right and not to do it is cowardice."
"To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice."
"Study the past, if you would divine the future."
"To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness."
"Learning without thought is labor lost."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
"And remember, no matter where you go, there you are."
"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."
"It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop."
"The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions."
"The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later."



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