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Inspiring Quotes by Confucius

Confucius (551–479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity.

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

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

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

I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.

Study the past, if you would divine the future.

If we don’t know life, how can we know death?

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

The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.

The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.

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

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

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

In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.

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

Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.

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

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

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

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

Silence is a true friend who never betrays.

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

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

Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.

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

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

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.

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.

It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.

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