Highly popular and inspirational quotes from Chinese philosopher Confucius
1.“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.” ― Confucious
2.“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” ― Confucious
3.“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ― Confucius★★★
4.“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”― Confucius★★★
5.“The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.” ★★★― Confucius
6.“The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage is never afraid.” ― Confucius★★★
7.“It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.”― Confucius★★★
Response: We’d better value our self-value before earning the so-called social approval.
8. “To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.”― Confucius★★★
9.“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” ― Confucius
10.“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”― Confucius
11.“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”― Confucius, Confucius: The Analects
12.“He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.”― Confucius
13.“If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.”― Confucius
14“Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.” ― Confucius
15 “Respect yourself and others will respect you.” ― Confucius, Sayings of Confucius
Response: The way that other people define you is generally based on how you define yourself.
16 “ Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.” ― Confucius
Response: If we spend time planning for a revenge, we waste our life more on terrible guys. Time is too precious. My time is definitely valuable.
17.“Silence is a true friend who never betrays.” ― Confucius
Response: If you do not have a brilliant idea to share, you’d better keep silent.
18.“You cannot open a book without learning something.” ― Confucius
Response: Reading is shortcut to self-learning.
19“It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.” ― Confucius
20.“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” ― Confucius
▲Confucius was a famed Chinese teacher and politician in Chinese history. The philosophy of Confucius is titled as Confucianism. Confucius advocates a benevolent principle of dealing with the interpersonal relationship in saying “Do not do injustice to others what you do not want to be done to yourself”.
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