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
It is only the wisest and the stupidest that cannot change. Confucius
Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three. Confucius
The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith. Confucius
Be loyal and trustworthy. Do not befriend anyone who is lower than yourself in this regard. Confucius
He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger. Confucius
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. 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
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. Confucius
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius
Respect yourself and others will respect you. Confucius
Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts? Confucius
Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change. Confucius
It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. Confucius
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius
To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice. Confucius
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. Confucius
Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star. Confucius
Silence is a true friend who never betrays. Confucius
It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. Confucius
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall. Confucius
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius
Study the past if you would divine the future. Confucius
To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice. Confucius
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get. Confucius
Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. Confucius
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. Confucius