Confucius Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old confucius quotes, confucius sayings, and confucius proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.     

Confucius

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.     

Confucius

Study the past, if you would divine the future.     

Confucius

Study the past if you would define the future.     

Confucius

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.     

Confucius

He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.     

Confucius

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

Confucius

In archery we have something like the way of the superior man. When the archer misses the center of the target, he turns round and seeks for the cause of his failure in himself.     

Confucius

It is difficult to inspire others to accomplish what you haven't been willing to try.     

Confucius

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.     

Confucius

A scholar who loves comfort is not fit to be called a scholar.     

Confucius

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

Confucius

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

Confucius

And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.     

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.     

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The more you know yourself, the more you forgive yourself.     

Confucius

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.     

Confucius

The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.     

Confucius

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

Confucius

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.     

Confucius

Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.     

Confucius

To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.     

Confucius

It is better to live in peace than in bitterness and strife.     

Confucius

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

Confucius

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

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To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage     

Confucius

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

Confucius

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.     

Confucius

Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand.     

Confucius

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.     

Confucius