33 Lessons On Life From Confucius

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

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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

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It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius

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Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. – Confucius

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

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Wherever you go, go with all your heart. – Confucius

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

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When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. – Confucius

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He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger. – Confucius

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Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. – Confucius

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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

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Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance. – Confucius

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Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. Confucius

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

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Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods. – Confucius

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You cannot open a book without learning something. – Confucius

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There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest. – Confucius

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Heaven means to be one with God. – Confucius

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If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself. – Confucius

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The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. – Confucius

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When anger rises, think of the consequences. – Confucius

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Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage. – Confucius

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Study the past, if you would divine the future. – Confucius

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If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear? – Confucius

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If we don’t know life, how can we know death? – Confucius

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Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire. – Confucius

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To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. – Confucius

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It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. – Confucius

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When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself. – Confucius

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To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. – Confucius

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Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. – Confucius

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Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. – Confucius

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Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous. – Confucius

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