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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


You cannot open a book without learning something. ― Confucius


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


You may also enjoy the follow collections of quotes:

31 Wonderful Buddha Quotes

30 Powerful Quotes From Socrates To Make You Think

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Damien Thomas

I believe that personal development is an exciting lifelong process as well as a wonderful journey of self-discovery. It is my sincere wish that I can help people to believe in themselves, believe in their dreams, and most importantly, to take action to achieve the life of their dreams.