Confucius Quotes

The object of the superior man is truth.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Can there be a love which does not make demands on its object?
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day of your life.
He who will not economize will have to agonize.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.
Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in.
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
To go too far is as bad as to fall short.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
If you don't know how to live, why wonder about death?