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 wise man has dignity without pride; a fool has pride without dignity. 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 man without a mustache is a man without a soul. Confucius
To those whose talents are above mediocrity, the highest subjects may be announced. To those who are below mediocrity, the highest subjects may not be announced. Confucius
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius
There is one single thread binding my way together the way of the Master consists in doing one's best that is all Confucius
They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. Confucius
Of neighborhoods, benevolence is the most beautiful. How can the man be considered wise who when he had the choice does not settle in benevolence. Confucius
Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors. Confucius
Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. Confucius
He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good. Confucius
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. Confucius
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius
Wherever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius
Those who do not study are only cattle dressed up in men's clothes. Confucius
The superior man, extensively studying all learning, and keeping himself under the restraint of the rules of propriety, may thus likewise not overstep what is right. Confucius
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius
It is better to play than do nothing. 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
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it. Confucius
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. Confucius
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail. Confucius
A gentleman wishes to be slow to speak and quick to act. Confucius
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. Confucius
He who will not economize will have to agonize. Confucius
The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them. Confucius
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. Confucius
If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it's ok. But you've got to shoot for something. A lot of people don't even shoot. Confucius
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius
Faithfulness and sincerity are the highest things. Confucius