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.


A wise man has dignity without pride; a fool has pride without dignity.     

Confucius

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

A man without a mustache is a man without a soul.     

Confucius

To those whose talents are above mediocrity, the highest subjects may be announced. To those who are below mediocrity, the highest subjects may not be announced.     

Confucius

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

Confucius

There is one single thread binding my way together the way of the Master consists in doing one's best that is all     

Confucius

They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.     

Confucius

Of neighborhoods, benevolence is the most beautiful. How can the man be considered wise who when he had the choice does not settle in benevolence.     

Confucius

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

Confucius

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

Confucius

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.     

Confucius

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

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

Those who do not study are only cattle dressed up in men's clothes.     

Confucius

The superior man, extensively studying all learning, and keeping himself under the restraint of the rules of propriety, may thus likewise not overstep what is right.     

Confucius

The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.     

Confucius

It is better to play than do nothing.     

Confucius

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

When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.     

Confucius

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.     

Confucius

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.     

Confucius

A gentleman wishes to be slow to speak and quick to act.     

Confucius

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.     

Confucius

He who will not economize will have to agonize.     

Confucius

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

Confucius

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.     

Confucius

If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it's ok. But you've got to shoot for something. A lot of people don't even shoot.     

Confucius

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

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Faithfulness and sincerity are the highest things.     

Confucius