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22 Wise Quotes From Confucius That Will Change Your Life



Confucius Quotes

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Confucius (born in 551 BC) was a Chinese philosopher and teacher. Today, he is considered one of the most influential teachers not only in China, but in the world. Here are some of the best Confucius quotes and sayings to motivate and inspire you.

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Confucius Quotes

1. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

2. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

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

4. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

5. “Respect yourself and others will respect you.” – Confucius

6. “Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” – Confucius

7. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

8. “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius

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

10. “The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.” – Confucius

11. “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” – Confucius

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12. “I want you to be everything that’s you, deep at the center of your being.” – Confucius

13. “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” – Confucius

14. “Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.” – Confucius

15. “The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.” – Confucius

16. “When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself.” – Confucius

17. “Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.” – Confucius

18. “You cannot open a book without learning something.” – Confucius

19. “A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” – Confucius

20. “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

21. “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.” – Confucius

22. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius

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