Confucius Sayings
Daily Inspirational Thoughts

Our choice of Confucius Sayings for you to use as daily inspirational thoughts.

Some of the best sayings about life come from Mother Theresa and other famous people who have lived life well! Use these quotes to motivate and inspire yourself.


Who was Confucius
 and why are Confucius Sayings and Quotes so popular?
Confucius (September 28, 551 BC – 479 BC) was a famous sage and Chinese philosopher concerned with practical moral values including family values, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. His thoughts became so popular that they had been developed into a system of philosophy known as Confucianism.

We hope you enjoy our selection of sayings and find one that just says it for you!

Confucius Sayings

"A man who reviews the old so as to find out the new is qualified to teach others."
~ Confucius ~

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"Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous."
~ Confucius ~


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


"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
~ Confucius ~


"It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness."
~ Confucius ~


"Always and in everything let there be reverence."
~ Confucius ~


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


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


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


My favourite of Confucius Sayings...

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.
~ Confucius ~


"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"
~ Confucius ~


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


"The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them. To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue... gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness."
~ Confucius ~


"To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right."
~ Confucius ~


"When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inward and examine ourselves."
~ Confucius ~


"A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it, is committing another mistake." 
~ Confucius ~


"What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others."
~ Confucius ~


"If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people."
~ Confucius ~


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


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


"Learn as though you would never be able to master it; Hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it."
~ Confucius ~


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


"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."
~ Confucius ~


"Straightforwardness, without the rules of propriety, becomes rudeness."
~ Confucius ~


"When anger rises, think of the consequences."
~ Confucius ~


"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps."
~ Confucius ~


"To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice."
~ Confucius ~


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


"Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart."
~ Confucius ~


"I am not concerned that I have no place, I am concerned how I may fit myself for one,
I am not concerned that I am not known, I seek to be worthy to be known."
~ Confucius ~


"No matter where you go - there you are."
~ Confucius ~

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