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.

A scholar who loves comfort is not fit to be called a scholar. Confucius
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. Confucius
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. Confucius
Imperturbable, resolute, tree-like, slow to speak — such a one is near to Goodness. Confucius
Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven. Confucius
The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly, and who can say to himself, I shall today be uppermost. Confucius
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. Confucius
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. Confucius
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man. Euripides to go beyond is as wrong as to fall short. Confucius
Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous. Confucius
Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says: 'I need you because I love you.' Confucius
By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart. Confucius
Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated. Confucius
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. Confucius
I never enlighten anyone who has not been driven to distraction by trying to understand a difficulty or who has not gotten into a frenzy trying to put his ideas into words. Confucius
If you chase two rabbits, you catch none. Confucius
Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire. 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
A good man it is not mine to see. Could I see a man possessed of constancy, that would satisfy me? Confucius
A gentleman nurses the roots: when the root has taken, the truth will grow; and what are the roots of love, but the duty of son and of brother. Confucius
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. Confucius
Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues. Confucius
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius
The noble-minded are calm and steady. Little people are forever fussing and fretting. Confucius
There are three things against which the wise man guards lust when young, quarrels when strong, and covetousness when old. Confucius
To See What Is Right And Not Do It Is A Lack Of Courage. 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
The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress. Confucius