Great Confucius Quotes

The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials.


Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.


You do not understand even life. How can you understand death?


The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?


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


Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.


The funniest people are the saddest once


To love a thing means wanting it to live.


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


They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.


Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.


First and foremost, be faithful to your superiors, keep all promises, refuse the friendship of all who are not like you; and if you have made a mistake, do not be afraid of admitting the fact and amending your ways.


Silence is the true friend that never betrays.


Have no friends not equal to yourself.


There are three sorts of pleasures which are advantageous, and three which are injurious. Finding pleasure in the discriminating study of ceremonies and music, finding pleasure in discussing the good points in the conduct of others, and finding pleasure in having many wise friends, these are advantageous. But finding pleasure in profligate enjoyments, finding pleasure in idle gadding about, and finding pleasure in feasting, these are injurious.


Silence is a true friend who never betrays.


He who is really kind, can never be unhappy


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


We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.


They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.


Wherever you go, go with all your heart.


Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.


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


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