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20 Famous Confucius Quotes That Will Inspire You

Damien Thomas




Confucius was born in China in 551 BC. He was a teacher, editor, politician and philosopher. I am sure that you have read some, if not all of the wonderful quotes that I have put together here for you.

The following quotes are filled with timeless wisdom, and they are as relevant now as they were during the time of the Chinese dynasties over two thousand years ago.

I sincerely hope that you will enjoy these wonderful Confucius Quotes, I also hope that they will inspire you and guide you on your journey in life.


20 Famous Confucius Quotes That Will Inspire You


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


2. All people are the same; only their habits differ. ― Confucius


3. We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one. ― Confucius


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


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


6. 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


7. If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room. ― Confucius


8. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Confucius


9. Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. ― Confucius


10. You cannot open a book without learning something. ― Confucius


11. The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. ― Confucius


12. 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


13. Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. ― Confucius


14. He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions. ― Confucius


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


16. It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. ― Confucius


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


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


19. I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. Confucius


20. Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ― Confucius


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