To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge. - Confucius

26 Confucius Quotes

Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and a philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. He was born on September 28, 551 to 479 BC. Confucius day or Confucius’ Birthday is celebrated all around the China in his memory on 29 September or on 27 August according to the lunar calendar.

Following are the 26 best ever Confucius motivational quotes with images.

Confucius Quotes

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

“A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it is committing another mistake.”

Respect Yourself And Others Will Respect You. - Confucius

“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”

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

It Is Better To Light One Small Candle Than To Curse The Darkness. - Confucius

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

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

“It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.”

“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.”

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

It Does Not Matter How Slowly You Go As Long As You Do Not Stop. - Confucius

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”

“Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.”

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

I Hear And I Forget. I See And I Remember. I Do And I Understand. - Confucius

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

“Respect yourself and others will respect you.”

“Silence is a true friend who never betrays.”


“Study the past, if you would divine the future.”

“Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.”

“The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.”

Success Inspirational Quotes

“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.”

“To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.”

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

Success Inspirational Quotes

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

“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”

“You cannot open a book without learning something.”

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