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.

What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. Confucius
Wherever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius
It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop. Confucius
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. Confucius
From the loving example of one family a whole State may become loving, and from its courtesies, courteous; while from the ambition and perverseness of the one man the whole State may be thrown into rebellious disorder. Such is the nature of influence. Confucius
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius
I live in a very small house, but my windows look out on a very large world. Confucius
No lake so still but it has its wave. No circle so perfect but that it has its blur. I would change things for you if I could. As I can't you must take them as they are. Confucius
Wherever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness and wisdom. Confucius
From a grain of sand in the Pearl comes. Confucius
He who searches for evil, must first look at his own reflection. Confucius
He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior. Confucius
The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions. Confucius
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of. Confucius
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. Confucius
Those who cannot forgive others break the bridge over which they themselves must pass. Confucius
The more you know yourself, the more you forgive yourself. Confucius
Never give a sword to a man who can't dance. Confucius
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. Confucius
There are three things which the gentleman values most in the Way; to stay clear of violence by putting on a serious countenance, to come close to being trusted by setting a proper expression on his face, and to avoid being boorish and unreasonable by speaking in proper tones. 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
We are so busy doing the urgent that we don't have time to do the important. Confucius
Virtue is like a polar star, which keeps its place, and all stars turn towards it. Confucius
Behind every smile there's teeth. Confucius
There is no spectacle more agreeable than to observe an old friend fall from a rooftop. Confucius
Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace. Confucius
Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. Confucius
Return good for good, and or evil, justice. Confucius
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucius