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70 Motivational And Remarkable Quotes By Confucius That You Should Know


Hello friends, welcome to myblogclick. Today I am going to share with you motivational and inspirational quotes by Confucius.

Confucius was a Chinese teacher and a well-known social philosopher. Confucius was born 28th September 551 B.C and died 479 B.C.

Confucius’s full name was Kong Qiu. His teaching was deeply influenced China and East Asian countries.

Friends, let us have a glace of these motivational quotes by Confucius.


  1. Study the past if you would define the future.

  2. Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

  3. Learning without thought is labor cost; thought without learning is perilous.

  4. Forget injuries, never forget kindness.

  5. Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.

  6. Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.

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

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

  9. A man who has committed a mistake and does not correct it is committing another mistake.

  10. When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them.

  11. Silence is a true friend who never betrays.

  12. Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.

  13. Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.

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

  15. Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.

  16. Respect yourself and others will respect you.

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

  18. Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.

  19. Heaven means to be one with God.

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

  21. You cannot open a book without learning something.

  22. Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.

  23. To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.

  24. Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus makes them crime.

  25. He who will not economize will have to agonize.

  26. An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.

  27. Those who are firm, enduring, simple and unpretentious are the nearest to virtue.

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

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

  30. When anger rises, think of the consequence.

  31. When prosperity comes, don not use all of it.

  32. It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.

  33. Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.

  34. The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.

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

  36. When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself.

  37. Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.

  38. The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

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

  40. He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.

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

  42. To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.

  43. He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.

  44. Virtue is more to man than either water or fire. I have seen men die from treading on water and fire, but I have never seen a man die from treading the course of virtue.

  45. If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?

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

  47. When we see men of contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.

  48. Find words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.

  49. Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.

  50. Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.

  51. The people may be made to follow a path of action, but they may not be made to understand it.

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

  53. Things that are done, it is needless to speak about…things that are past, it is needless to blame.

  54. He that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tool.

  55. The superior man cannot be known in little matters, but he may be entrusted with great concerns. The small man may not be entrusted with great concerns, but he may be known in little matters.

  56. Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.

  57. You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.

  58. The scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.

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

  60. Questions are the creative acts of intelligence.

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

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

  63. When music and courtesy are better understood and appreciated, there will be no war.

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

  65. Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing.

  66. When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the action steps.

  67. 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.

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

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

  70. Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.

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