Confucius Quotes & Wallpapers

Total Quotes: 1032

I used to take on trust a man's deeds after having listened to his words. Now having listened to a man's words I go on to observe his deeds. Confucius

I could see peace instead of this. Confucius

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

The faults of the superior man are like the eclipses of the sun and moon. He has his faults, and all men see them; he changes, and all men look up to him. Confucius

Respect yourself and others will respect you. Confucius

When you breathe, you inspire, and when you do not breathe, you expire. Confucius

A gentleman is calm and spacious: the vulgar are always fretting. Confucius

Who heeds not the future will find sorrow at hand Confucius

If you don't know how to serve men, why worry about serving the gods? Confucius

If a superior man abandon virtue, how can he fulfil the requirements of that name? Confucius

If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything. Confucius

The man who in view of gain thinks of righteousness; who in the view of danger is prepared to give up his life; and who does not forget an old agreement however far back it extends - such a man may be reckoned a complete man. Confucius

There is nothing more visible than what is secret, and nothing more manifest than what is minute. Confucius

Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Confucius

Do not use a cannon to kill a mosquito. Confucius

There is the love of knowing without the love of learning; the beclouding here leads to dissipation of mind. Confucius

Without Goodness one cannot enjoy enduring happiness Confucius

If a man takes no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand. Confucius

A country of a thousand war-chariots cannot be administered unless the ruler attends strictly to business, punctually observes his promises, is economical in expenditure, loves the people, and uses the labor of the peasantry only at the proper times of year. Confucius

To be truly happy and contented, you must let go of what it means to be happy or content. Confucius

A good man will certainly also possess courage; but a brave man is not necessarily good. Confucius

Who keeps the old akindle and adds new knowledge is fitted to be a teacher. Confucius

If proper in their own conduct, what difficulty would they have in governing? But if not able to be proper in their own conduct, how can they demand such conduct from others? Confucius

Sir, in carrying on your government, why should you use killing at all? Let your evinced desires be for what is good, and the people will be good. The relation between superiors and inferiors is like that between the wind and the grass. The grass must bend, when the wind blows across it. Confucius

An image is better than one thousand words Confucius

From the Son of Heaven down to the mass of the people, all must consider the cultivation of the person the root of everything besides. Confucius

At 15 I set my heart on learning; At 30 I firmly took my stand; At 40 I had no delusions; At 50 I knew the Mandate of Heaven; At 60 my ear was attuned; At 70 I followed my heart's desire without overstepping the boundaries of right. Confucius

When a man is guided by the principles of reciprocity and consciousness, he is not far from the moral law. Whatever you don't wish for yourself don't do unto others. Confucius

There are not the weeds the ones that drown the good seed, but the negligence of the peasant. Confucius

Not knowing life, how can we know death? Why talk of spirits when you do not understand men? Confucius

The tongue must be heavy indeed, because so few people can hold it Confucius

Not to mend one's ways when one has erred is to err indeed. Confucius

Keep it simple and focus on what matters. Don't let yourself be overwhelmed. Confucius

Confucius say... politician is one who shakes your hand before elections and your confidence after. Confucius

A ruthless man extends his ruthlessness from those he does not love to those he loves. Confucius

Many seek happiness higher than men; others beneath him. But happiness is the same height as man. Confucius

Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star. Confucius

I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there. Confucius

The Way of our Master is none other than conscientiousness of altruism. Confucius

A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do you know that his future will not be equal to our present? Confucius

To be fond of learning is to be near to knowledge. To practice with vigor is to be near to magnanimity. To possess the feeling of shame is to be near to energy. Confucius

By the ruler's cultivation of his own character, the duties of universal obligation are set forth. By honoring men of virtue and talents, he is preserved from errors of judgment. Confucius

He does not preach what he practices till he has practiced what he preaches. Confucius

He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions. Confucius

If what one has to say is not better than silence, then one should keep silent. Confucius

Settle one difficulty, and you keep a hundred away. Confucius

Have no friends not equal to yourself. Confucius

Fix your mind on truth, hold firm to virtue, rely on loving kindness, and find your recreation in the Arts. Confucius

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

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

If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself. Confucius

The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. Confucius

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. Confucius

Never give a sword to a man who can't dance. Confucius

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

Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself. Confucius

If we don't know life, how can we know death? Confucius

To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short. Confucius

Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs. Confucius

One joy dispels a hundred cares. Confucius

The Master said, The case is like that of someone raising a mound. If he stops working, the fact that it perhaps needed only one more basketful makes no difference; I stay where I am. Whereas even if he has not got beyond leveling the ground, but is still at work, the fact that he has only tilted one basketful of earth makes no difference. I go to help him. Confucius

The mirror reflects all objects without being sullied Confucius

If you reflect within yourself and find nothing to be ashamed of, how could you have anxiety or fear. Confucius

Expect much from yourself and little from others and you will avoid incurring resentments Confucius

Straight-forwardness, without the rules of propriety, becomes rudeness. Confucius

To lead uninstructed people to war is to throw them away. Confucius

When I am with others, they are my teachers. I can select their good points and follow them, and select their bad points and avoid them. Confucius

The superior person is calm and composed; the lesser person is continuously worried and distressed. Confucius

The superior man accords with the course of the Mean. Though he may be all unknown, unregarded by the world, he feels no regret - It is only the sage who is able for this. Confucius

When you see a good man, think of emulating him; when you see a bad man, examine your own heart. Confucius

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