Confucius once said… Explore and learn from these 32 meaningful Confucius quotes about life.
Do we tend to complicate life more than necessary? These quotes by Confucius show us how life can be and is really simple if we look at it through the lens of wisdom.
Confucius (551 BC – 479 BC) was one of the greatest Chinese philosophers and thinkers. A collection of his sayings and teachings have been compiled in the ancient Chinese book Analects of Confucius.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name.
The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.
It is better to light one small candle of gratitude than to curse the darkness.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them.
If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
When the wind blows, the grass bends.
Worry not that no one knows you; seek to be worth knowing.
Don’t complain about the snow on your neighbor’s roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?
The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.
If I understand Change, I shall make no great mistake in Life.
He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.
Settle one difficulty, and you keep a hundred away.
Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
A lion chased me up a tree, and I greatly enjoyed the view from the top.
When a wise man points at the moon, the imbecile examines the finger.
Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know more.
Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.
A superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.
Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
Thank you for reading.
Now, it’s your move.