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950 Inspirational Confucius Quotes On Leadership (2023)

1. “Mankind differs from the animals only by a little and most people throw that away.”


2. “The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.”


3. “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” ~ Confucius


4. “There is nothing more visible than what is secret, and nothing more manifest than what is minute.” — Confucius


5. “A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble at his door.” – Confucius


6. “It was by music that the ancient kings gave elegant expression to their joy. By their armies and axes they gave the same to their anger.”


7. “Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.”


8. “The Path is not far from man. When men try to pursue a course, which is far from the common indications of consciousness, this course cannot be considered The Path.”


9. “There are three degrees of filial piety. The highest is being a credit to our parents, the second is not disgracing them, the lowest is being able simply to support them.”


10. “Be loyal and trustworthy. Do not befriend anyone who is lower than yourself in this regard.” Confucius


11. A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door.” ― Confucius


12. “The true gentleman does not preach what he practices till he has practiced what he preaches.” — Confucius


13. “It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.” – Confucius


14. “A common man marvels at uncommon things. A wise man marvels at the commonplace.”


15. “Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.”


16. “I want you to be everything that’s you, deep at the center of your being.” Confucius


17. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” Confucius


18. “There are three things to beware of through life: when a man is young, let him beware of his appetites; when he is middle-aged, of his passions; and when old, of covetousness, especially.”


19. “Words are the voice of the heart.”


20. “Dubai is a safe place, and I never came across anything to worry about.”


21. “The man who says he can, and the man who says he can not are both correct.”


22. “To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.”


23. “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius


24. “He who learns but does not think is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.”


25. “The nobler sort of man emphasizes the good qualities in others, and does not accentuate the bad. The inferior does.”


26. “Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Confucius


27. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. ” – Confucius


28. “He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.” ― Confucius


29. Silence is a true friend who never betrays.” – Confucius


30. “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius


31. “Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated.” — Confucius


32. “Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.” — Confucius


33. “To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.” – Confucius


34. "It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop."— Confucius


35. “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” ~ Confucius


36. “Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude.” – Confucius


37. “Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.” ~ Confucius


38. “The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later.”


39. “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” Confucius


40. “Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it.” Confucius


41. Be loyal and trustworthy. Do not befriend anyone who is lower than yourself in this regard. — Confucius


42. “Do not let a leader lead you on a bad path.”


43. “Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.” ― Confucius


44. “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.”


45. “Silence is a true friend who never betrays.” ~ Confucius


46. “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.”


47. “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius


48. As Confucius said, our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we do.


49. “To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.” — Confucius


50. “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”


51. “I slept and dreamt life is beauty, I woke and found life is duty.” — Confucius


52. “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


53. “How transcendent is the virtue of the middle conduct! Rare for a long time has been its practice among the people.” — Confucius


54. “He who works for his own interests will arouse much animosity”


55. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart!” -Confucius


56. “Do not let a leader lead you on a bad path.” — Confucius


57. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” Confucius


58. “Sincerity is the way of heaven.” — Confucius


59. “We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.”


60. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else. – Confucius


61. “If you behave in the correct manner, what difficulties will you meet when in government service? If you are unable to behave in the correct manner, how can you possibly make sure that others behave in the correct manner?”


62. “I slept and dreamt life is beauty, I woke and found life is duty.” Confucius


63. “Everyone calls his son his son, whether he has talents or has not talents.”


64. “We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.” — Confucius


65. "It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” —Confucius"


66. “Anyone can find the switch after the lights are on.” — Confucius


67. "The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius


68. “Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.”– Confucius


69. “Respect yourself and others will respect you.”—Confucius


70. “How can you love people without encouraging them? And how can you be loyal to people without educating them.” – Confucius, ‘The Analects’


71. “To learn something and rehearse it constantly, is this indeed not a pleasure?”


72. “Men’s natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart.”


73. “To be able, under all circumstances, to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue. These five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.”


74. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall. ” – Confucius


75. “The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it not having it, to confess your ignorance.”


76. “If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?” ~ Confucius


77. “First there must be order and harmony within your own mind. Then this order will spread to your family, then to the community, and finally to your entire kingdom. Only then can you have peace and harmony.” — Confucius


78. “Roads were made for journeys not destinations.”


79. “The superior man cannot be known in little matters, but he may be entrusted with great concerns. The small man may not be entrusted with great concerns, but he may be known in little matters.”


80. “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” ― Confucius


81. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”


82. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius


83. “To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.”


84. “When a person should be spoken with, and you don’t speak with them, you lose them. When a person shouldn’t be spoken with and you speak to them, you waste your breath. The wise do not lose people, nor do they waste their breath.” ~ Confucius


85. “The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.”


86. “Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it.”


87. “When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them.” ~ Confucius


88. “Roads were made for journeys not destinations.” ~ Confucius


89. “If we don’t know life, how can we know death?” ~ Confucius


90. “The people may be made to follow a path of action, but they may not be made to understand it.”


91. “We take greater pains to persuade others that we are happy than in endeavoring to think so ourselves.”


92. “The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later.”


93. “Learn advidly. Question it repeatedly. Analyze it carefully. Then put what you have learned into practice intelligently.”


94. “Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it.” ~ Confucius


95. ”Respect yourself and others will respect you.” – Confucius


96. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. -Confucius


97. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ~ Confucius


98. The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. — Confuciusm, Confucius: The Analect


99. “I will not be concerned at other men’s not knowing me;I will be concerned at my own want of ability.”


100. “A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it is committing another mistake.” – Confucius Kongzi


101. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”—Confucius


102. “The man who think he can and the man who think he can’t are both right.” Confucius


103. “Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.”


104. “Boldness, without the rules of propriety, becomes insubordination.”


105. “Ah, music, sacred tongue of God! I hear thee calling and I come.” — Confucius


106. “To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.”


107. “Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.” – Confucius


108. “A man who is not good, what can he have to do with ritual?”


109. “No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” Confucius


110. “If I am virtuous and worthy, for whom should I not maintain a proper concern?”


111. “If you try to do too much, you will not achieve anything.” — Confucius


112. “Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.” ~ Confucius


113. “The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.” ~ Confucius


114. “Sincerity becomes apparent. From being apparent, it becomes manifest. From being manifest, it becomes brilliant. Brilliant, it affects others. Affecting others, they are changed by it. Changed by it, they are transformed. It is only he who is possessed of the most complete sincerity that can exist under heaven, who can transform.”


115. “Isn’t it also great when friends visit from distant places? If one remains not annoyed when he is not understood by people around him, isn’t he a sage?”


116. Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius


117. “When anger rises, think of the consequences.” — Confucius


118. “Things that are done, it is needless to speak about … things that are past, it is needless to blame.”


119. “It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.He who excels in study can follow an official career.”


120. “They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.” – Confucius


121. “The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.” — Confucius


122. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius


123. “Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.” – Confucius


124. “He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.”


125. “From the Son of Heaven on down to commoners, all without exception should regard self-cultivation as the root.”


126. Resilience: “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” ~ Confucius


127. “Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.”


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


129. “All people are the same; only their habits differ.”


130. “The way of the superior person is threefold; virtuous, they are free from anxieties; wise, they are free from perplexities; and bold, they are free from fear.” Confucius


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


132. “Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing.” – Confucius


133. “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” - Confucius


134. “The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.” – Confucius


135. “I have not seen one who loves virtue as he loves beauty.”


136. “By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.” — Confucius


137. “Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles. ” – Confucius


138. “The gentleman desires to be halting in speech but quick in action.”


139. “When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.”


140. “Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.” ~ Confucius


141. “The sun and moon shine on all without partiality.” — Confucius


142. “The parents age must be remembered, both for joy and anxiety.”


143. “The way you cut your meat reflects the way you live.” — Confucius


144. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius


145. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ―Confucius


146. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”— Confucius


147. “Study the past, if you would define the future.” – Confucius


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


149. “It is better to light one small candle of gratitude than to curse the darkness.” Confucius


150. “Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.” – Confucius


151. “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”


152. “Act with kindness. but do not expect gratitude.” — Confucius


153. “The superior man is aware of Righteousness, the inferior man is aware of advantage.”


154. “If you’re afraid to fail then you’re probably going to fail.”Kobe Bryant


155. ”It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius


156. “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.”


157. “Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.”


158. “To see what is right and not do is a lack of courage.” – Confucius.


159. “If your plan is for one year plant rice. If your plan is for 10 years plant trees. If your plan is for 100 years educate children.”


160. “When one cultivates to the utmost the principles of his nature, and exercises them on the principle of reciprocity, he is not far from the path.” ~ Confucius


161. Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts? — Confucius


162. “Between friends, frequent reproofs make the friendship distant.”


163. “The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly, and who can say to himself, I shall today be uppermost.”


164. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” — Confucius


165. “To understand yourself is the key to wisdom.”


166. “When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.”


167. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Confucius


168. Wherever you go, go with all your heart. – Confucius


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


170. “Lead the people by example. Work hard for them…. Tirelessly.”


171. Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. — Confucius


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


173. “Only the most intelligent and the most stupid do not change.”


174. “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” ― Confucius (Kong Qui)


175. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” —Confucius


176. “Anyone can find the switch after the lights are on.”


177. "Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” — Confucius


178. “Think of tomorrow, the past can’t be mended.”


179. “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


180. “To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.”


181. “To be fond of learning is to be near to knowledge. To practice with vigor is to be near to magnanimity. To possess the feeling of shame is to be near to energy.”


182. “Study the past, if you would divine the future.” ~ Confucius


183. “When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.” ~ Confucius


184. “True goodness springs from a man’s own heart. All men are born good.”


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


186. “Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.”


187. “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” — Confucius


188. “A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” ~ Confucius


189. “When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it – this is knowledge.” – Confucius


190. “It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.”


191. “Silence is a true friend who never betrays.” – Confucius


192. “Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.”


193. “Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.”


194. Three things cannot be long hidden; the sun, the moon, and the truth. – Confucius


195. “If a man has no humaneness what can his propriety be like? If a man has no humaneness what can his happiness be like?”


196. “The object of the superior man is truth.” ~ Confucius


197. “One joy dispels a hundred cares.” — Confucius


198. “I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there.” – Confucius


199. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ~ Confucius


200. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart!” – Confucius


201. “Tsze-Kung asked, “Is there one word with which to act in accordance throughout a lifetime?” The Master said, “Is not reciprocity such a word? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” ~ Confucius


202. “When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself.”


203. "We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one."—Confucius


204. “He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.” — Confucius


205. “Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.” – Confucius


206. “The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.” ~ Confucius


207. “The superior man does what is proper to the station in which he is; he does not desire to go beyond this. In a position of wealth and honor, he does what is proper to a position of wealth and honor. In a poor and low position, he does what is proper to a poor and low position.”


208. “Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated.” Confucius


209. "Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” — Confucius


210. “Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”


211. “To see what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.”


212. “Don’t complain about the snow on your neighbor’s roof when your own doorstep is unclean.” ~ Confucius


213. “If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?” Confucius


214. “The way you cut your meat reflects the way you live.”


215. “To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.” —Confucius.RD.COM


216. “When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.” — Confucius


217. “Therefore the superior man is watchful over himself, when he is alone.”


218. “To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.” ~ Confucius


219. “I slept and dreamt life is beauty, I woke and found life is duty.”


220. “Silence is a true friend who never betrays.” — Confucius


221. Wherever you go, go with all of your heart.—Confucius


222. “Grieve not that men do not know you;


223. “Learn as if you were not reaching your goal and as though you were scared of missing it.”― Confucius


224. “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


225. “There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one’s life -reciprocity.” ~ Confucius


226. “It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.” – Confucius


227. “It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.” — Confucius


228. “Don’t complain about the snow on your neighbor’s roof when your own doorstep is unclean.” — Confucius


229. “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” – Confucius


230. “Reviewing what you have learned and learning anew, you are fit to be a teacher.”


231. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” —Confucius


232. “Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.” Confucius


233. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ~ Confucius


234. “The superior man does not set his mind either for anything, or against anything; what is right he will follow.”


235. Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. –Confucius


236. “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


237. “Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly.”


238. “One joy dispels a hundred cares.” ~ Confucius


239. “To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.”


240. “When a person should be spoken with, and you don’t speak with them, you lose them. When a person shouldn’t be spoken with and you speak to them, you waste your breath. The wise do not lose people, nor do they waste their breath.”


241. “Things that are done, it is needless to speak about…things that are past, it is needless to blame.”


242. “To be truly happy and contented, you must let go of what it means to be happy or content.” — Confucius


243. Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous. —Confucius


244. “Learn as if you were not reaching your goal and as though you were scared of missing it.” ~ Confucius


245. “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


246. "What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”– Confucius


247. "Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.” ― Confucius


248. “When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it – this is knowledge.”


249. “I do not want a friend who smiles when I smile, who weeps when I weep, for my shadow in the pool can do better than that.”


250. “It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.”


251. “The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.” – Confucius


252. “When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.”


253. “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


254. “They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.” – Confucius


255. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”— Confucius


256. “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


257. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart” Confucius


258. “The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.” – Confucius


259. “Things that are done, it is needless to speak about, things that are past, it is needless to blame.” Confucius


260. “Respect yourself and others will respect you.” ~ Confucius


261. “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”


262. “To understand yourself is the key to wisdom.” — Confucius


263. “In all things success depends on previous preparation, and without such previous preparation there is sure to be failure.”


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


265. “Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it. ” Confucius


266. “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”


267. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”


268. “Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.” — Confucius


269. “The man who in view of gain thinks of righteousness; who in the view of danger is prepared to give up his life; and who does not forget an old agreement however far back it extends – such a man may be reckoned a complete man.”


270. “Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.” ~ Confucius


271. “Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.”


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


273. “The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later.” ~ Confucius


274. “He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.” ~ Confucius


275. “He who wished to secure the good of others, has already secured his own.” – Confucius


276. “When the Superior Man eats he does not try to stuff himself; at rest he does not seek perfect comfort; he is diligent in his work and careful in speech. He avails himself to people of the Tao and thereby corrects himself. This is the kind of person of whom you can say, ‘he loves learning.’”


277. “There is nothing more visible than what is secret, and nothing more manifest than what is minute. Therefore the superior man is watchful over himself, when he is alone.”


278. “Great as heaven and earth are, men still find some things in them with which to be dissatisfied. Thus it is that, were the superior man to speak of his way in all its greatness, nothing in the world would be found able to embrace it, and were he to speak of it in its minuteness, nothing in the world would be found able to split it.”


279. “Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may overlook it.”


280. “To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.” ~ Confucius


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


282. “Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.”


283. It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. – Confucius


284. “The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” – Confucius


285. “The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.” – Confucius


286. “Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?” ―Confucius


287. “There are three degrees of filial piety. The highest is being a credit to our parents, the second is not disgracing them; the lowest is being able simply to support them.” — Confucius


288. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling. but in rising every time we fall.” — Confucius


289. “The man who says he can, and the man who says he can’t are both correct.”


290. “You cannot open a book without learning something.”


291. “Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.”


292. “Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.”


293. “I am not concerned that I am not known, I seek to be worthy to be known.”


294. “We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one.” — Confucius


295. “It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.”


296. “Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.” ~ Confucius


297. “A superior man is modest in his speech but exceed in his actions.” Confucius


298. “First, there must be order and harmony within your own mind. Then, this order will spread to your family, then to the community, and finally to your entire kingdom. Only then can you have peace and harmony.”


299. “Consideration for others is the basis of a good life, a good society.” – Confucius


300. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” — Confucius


301. “A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.”


302. “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” ~ Confucius


303. “The funniest people are the saddest ones.” — Confucius


304. Silence is a true friend who never betrays. – Confucius


305. “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


306. “In a country well-governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.”


307. “Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.” ~ Confucius


308. “Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others.”


309. “It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.” Confucius


310. “Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues. ” – Confucius


311. “When anger rises, think of the consequences.” – Confucius


312. “The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress.”


313. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.”


314. “No matter how busy you make think you are you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.”


315. “The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.” — Confucius


316. “Study the past, if you would divine the future.” – Confucius


317. “The object of the superior man is truth.” —Confucius


318. “Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.” – Confucius, The Analects


319. “He with whom neither slander that gradually soaks into the mind, nor statements that startle like a wound in the flesh, are successful may be called intelligent indeed.”


320. “What is most needed for learning is a humble mind.” ~ Confucius


321. “To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.”


322. “Love thy neighbor as thyself: Do not do to others what thou wouldst not wish be done to thyself: Forgive injuries. Forgive thy enemy, be reconciled to him, give him assistance, invoke God in his behalf.”


323. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. ” Confucius


324. “When it is obvious that goals can’t be reached, don’t adjust the goals, but adjust the action steps.” — Confucius


325. “Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts.” – Confucius


326. “Behave toward everyone as if receiving a great guest.”


327. “Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.” Confucius


328. “Respect yourself, and others will respect you.” ―Confucius


329. “The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.”


330. “The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.”


331. “When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.” – Confucius


332. “A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do we know that his future will not be equal to our present?” — Confucius


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


334. “If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room.” – Confucius


335. “The sun and moon shine on all without partiality.” ― Confucius


336. “Humility is the solid foundation of all the virtues.”


337. We should keep the dead before our eyes, and honor them as though still living.” — Confucius


338. “Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star.”— Confucius


339. “With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow – I have still joy in the midst of these things. Riches and honors acquired by unrighteousness are to me as a floating cloud.”


340. “It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.” ~ Confucius


341. “The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly, and who can say to himself, ‘I shall today be uppermost.’”


342. It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.”– Confucius


343. “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” – Confucius


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


345. “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Confucius


346. “The journey with 1000 miles begins with one step.” ~ Confucius


347. “To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.” ~ Confucius


348. “Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.” ~ Confucius


349. “When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.”


350. “If you think in terms of a year, plants a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; and if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.” ~ Confucius


351. “A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” — Confucius


352. “The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name.” – Confucius


353. “He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.”


354. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop” – Confucius


355. “Learn as if you were not reaching your goal and as though you were scared of missing it.” —Confucius


356. “By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.”


357. “By nature men are alike. Through practice they have become far apart.”


358. “The superior man, even when he is not moving, has a feeling of reverence, and while he speaks not, he has the feeling of truthfulness.”


359. “Be strict with yourself but least reproachful of others and complaint is kept afar.”


360. “He who acts with a constant view to his own advantage will be much murmured against.”


361. Don't complain about the snow on your neighbour's roof when your own doorstep is unclean. Confucius


362. “To know it is not as good as to love it, and to love it is not as good as to take delight in it.”


363. “The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith.” – Confucius


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


365. “Confucius wrote that the “gentleman is self-possessed and relaxed, while the petty man is perpetually full of worry.”


366. “We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one.” – Confucius


367. "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius


368. “It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.” — Confucius


369. “Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” ~ Confucius


370. “Surely proper behavior towards parents and elder brothers is the trunk of goodness?”


371. “When we have intelligence resulting from sincerity, this condition is to be ascribed to nature; when we have sincerity resulting from intelligence, this condition is to be ascribed to instruction. But given the sincerity, and there shall be the intelligence; given the intelligence, and there shall be the sincerity.”


372. “The man of wisdom is never of two minds, the man of benevolence never worries, the man of courage is never afraid.” – Confucius


373. “Sincerity is that whereby self-completion is effected, and its way is that by which man must direct himself.”


374. “Be loyal and trustworthy. Do not befriend anyone who is lower than yourself in this regard. ” – Confucius


375. “He who is really kind, can never be unhappy.”


376. “Three things cannot be long hidden; the sun, the moon, and the truth. ” —Confucius


377. “You do not understand even life. How can you understand death?”


378. “First appoint your senior officials. Forgive small mistakes. Promote people of talent.”


379. “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.”


380. “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” ~ Confucius


381. “When wealth is centralized, the people are dispersed. When wealth is distributed, the people are brought together.” — Confucius


382. “Don’t complain about the snow on your neighbor’s roof when your own doorstep is unclean.”


383. “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”


384. “Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.” ~ Confucius


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


386. “A leader strives for harmony but not conformity. A petty person strives for conformity but not harmony.”


387. “Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation, there is sure to be failure.” ~ Confucius


388. “Respect yourself and others will respect you.” Confucius


389. “I want you to be everything that’s you, deep at the center of your being.”


390. “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trial.”


391. “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals; adjust the action steps.”


392. “I'd rather die for speaking out, than to live and be silent.” — Confucius


393. “A man of wisdom delights in water.” – Confucius


394. “If the gentleman is not serious, he will not be respected, and his learning will not be on a firm foundation. He considers loyalty and faithfulness to be fundamental, has no friends who are not like him, and when he has made mistakes, he is not afraid of correcting them.” — Confucius


395. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius


396. “I used to take on trust a man’s deeds after having listened to his words. Now having listened to a man’s words I go on to observe his deeds.” – Confucius


397. “The cautious seldom err.”


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


399. “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Confucius


400. “The superior man does not, even for the space of a single meal, act contrary to virtue. In moments of haste, he cleaves to it. In seasons of danger, he cleaves to it.”


401. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”~ Confucius


402. “Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.” – Confucius


403. “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” — Confucius


404. “It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. ” – Confucius


405. “Think of tomorrow—the past can’t be mended.”


406. “The people may be made to follow a path of action but they may not be made to understand it.” — Confucius


407. “Silence is a true friend who never betrays.” Confucius


408. “Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation, there is sure to be a failure.”


409. “Is virtue a thing remote? I wish to be virtuous, and lo! Virtue is at hand.”


410. “He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.”


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


412. “Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.” – Confucius


413. “Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.” – Confucius


414. “Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude.” ― Confucius


415. “Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.”


416. “The superior man has nothing to compete for. But if he must compete, he does it in an archery match, wherein he ascends to his position, bowing in deference. Descending, he drinks the ritual cup.”


417. “Don’t complain about the snow on your neighbour’s roof,” said Confucius, “when your own doorstep is unclean.” When”


418. “”It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. ” – Confucius


419. “To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or of principle.”


420. “All things are nourished together without their injuring one another. The courses of the seasons, and of the sun and moon, are pursued without any collision among them. The smaller energies are like river currents; the greater energies are seen in mighty transformations. It is this which makes heaven and earth so great.”


421. “If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room.” ~ Confucius


422. “The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them. “ – Confucius


423. “If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear. ” – Confucius


424. “The essence of knowledge is, having it, to use it.”


425. If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it’s OK. But you've got to shoot for something. A lot of people don't even shoot. - Confucius


426. Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace. - Confucius


427. “He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.” – Confucius


428. “The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them they change and everyone looks up to them.” — Confucius


429. “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


430. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” —Confucius. This good morning quote will inspire you to never give up. Don’t miss these funny coffee quotes—they’ll get the laughs brewing first thing in the morning.


431. “The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.” – Confucius


432. “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” — Confucius


433. “When a man is guided by the principles of reciprocity and consciousness, he is not far from the moral law. Whatever you don’t wish for yourself don’t do unto others.” ~ Confucius


434. “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


435. “If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.”


436. “Knowing something is not as good as liking it. Liking something is not as good as rejoicing in it.” — Confucius


437. “We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.” – Confucius


438. “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.”


439. “To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace.” — Confucius


440. “If you make a mistake, do not be afraid to correct it.”


441. “The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterward speaks according to his actions.” — Confucius


442. “The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterward speaks according to his actions.” Confucius


443. “The parents’ age must be remembered, both for joy and anxiety.”


444. “When a man’s knowledge is sufficient to attain, and his virtue is not sufficient to enable him to hold, whatever he may have gained, he will lose again.”


445. “Being in humaneness is good. If we select other goodness and thus are far apart from humaneness, how can we be the wise?”


446. Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.” — Confucius


447. “Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.” — Confucius


448. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”


449. “A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” – Confucius


450. “Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.” – Confucius


451. “Three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”— Confucius


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


453. “Be loyal and trustworthy. Do not befriend anyone who is lower than yourself in this regard. ” — Confucius


454. “A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.”


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


456. Leaders Ask Questions When They Are Unsure


457. “The way of the superior man may be compared to what takes place in traveling, when to go to a distance we must first traverse the space that is near, and in ascending a height, when we must begin from the lower ground.”


458. “The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith.” — Confucius


459. “Earnest in practicing the ordinary virtues, and careful in speaking about them, if, in his practice, he has anything defective, the superior man dares not but exert himself; and if, in his words, he has any excess, he dares not allow himself such license.”


460. “If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.” – Confucius


461. Don’t Be Afraid To Surround Yourself With Smart, Ambitious People


462. “You are what you think.” — Confucius


463. “When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.” ~ Confucius


464. “Have no friends not equal to yourself.”


465. “The superior man does not, even for the space of a single meal, act contrary to virtue. In moments of haste, he cleaves to it. In seasons of danger, he cleaves to it.” ~ Confucius


466. “The Master said, A true teacher is one who, keeping the past alive, is also able to understand the present.” ― Confucius


467. “When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.” – Confucius


468. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.“ —Confucius


469. “The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.”


470. “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” — Confucius


471. “The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.” – Confucius


472. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ~Confucius


473. “The more you know yourself, the more you forgive yourself.” – Confucius


474. “Don’t complain about the snow on your neighbor’s roof,” said Confucius, “when your own doorstep is unclean.”


475. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” — Confucius


476. “It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.”


477. “There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is a reflection, which is the highest. The second is a limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.” ~ Confucius


478. “We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.” ~ Confucius


479. “Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.”


480. “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


481. “Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly.”


482. Appreciate Your Team’s Abilities


483. “Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.” — Confucius


484. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. ” — Confucius


485. “Your life is what your thoughts make it.”


486. “If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear.” – Confucius


487. “In archery we have something like the way of the superior man. When the archer misses the center of the target, he turns round and seeks for the cause of his failure in himself.”


488. “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.”


489. “Love is often described as a fruit you can just reach out with your hand and pluck. However, one should beware that although glowing in color, the fruit could be poisonous, tainted, or rotten.”


490. “Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!”


491. “To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage, or of principle.” ~ Confucius


492. “Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?” -Confucius


493. “A great man is hard on himself; a small man is hard on others.”—Confucius


494. “Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.” ~ Confucius


495. The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith. — Confucius


496. “Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.” ~ Confucius


497. “It does not matter how slowly you go, only that you do not stop.” — Confucius, ancient Chinese philosopher


498. “I have not seen a person who loved virtue, or one who hated what was not virtuous. He who loved virtue would esteem nothing above it.”


499. Take action and believe in yourself. Dreams do come true.


500. “If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?” — Confucius


501. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Confucius, Ancient philosopher


502. “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”– Confucius


503. “No state can exist without the confidence of the people.”


504. “A youth, when at home, should be filial, and, abroad, respectful to his elders.”


505. “Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.” Confucius


506. “Can there be a love which does not make demands on its object?” — Confucius


507. “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”


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


509. “Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?”


510. “He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.” ~ Confucius


511. “The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.”


512. Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it. —Confucius, Chinese philosopher


513. “What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.” – Confucius


514. “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.”


515. “Act with kindness but do not expect gratitude.” – Confucius


516. “It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop. ” – Confucius


517. “A lack of patience in trifling matters might lead to the disruption of great project.” — Confucius


518. “If a man be under the influence of anger his conduct will not be correct.”


519. “Among the appliances to transform the people, sound and appearances are but trivial influences.”


520. “Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.” – Confucius


521. “The more you know yourself. the more you forgive yourself.”- Confucius


522. “The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.”


523. “Confucius said, “People may have the finest talents, but if they are arrogant and stingy, their other qualities are not worthy of consideration.”


524. “Respect yourself and others will respect you.” – Confucius


525. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”- Confucius


526. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall” – Confucius


527. “A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door.” ― Confucius


528. “To love a thing means wanting it to live.” — Confucius


529. “I want you to be everything that’s you, deep at the center of your being.” – Confucius


530. “The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.” Confucius


531. “To lead uninstructed people to war is to throw them away.” — Confucius


532. “Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.”


533. “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.” – Confucius


534. “When anger rises, think of the consequences.” Confucius


535. “Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.” – Confucius


536. “He who excels in study can follow an official career.”


537. “He who works for his own interests will arouse much animosity.”


538. “I have not seen a person who loved virtue, or one who hated what was not virtuous. He who loved virtue would esteem nothing above it.” — Confucius


539. “I’d rather die for speaking out than to live and be silent.”


540. “He who acts with a constant view to his own advantage will be much murmured against.” ~ Confucius


541. “When anger rises, think of the consequences.” ~ Confucius


542. “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 experience.” Confucius


543. “Act with kindness but do not expect gratitude.” ~ Confucius


544. “A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.” ~ Confucius


545. “Virtue is more to man than either water or fire. I have seen men die from treading on water and fire, but I have never seen a man die from treading the course of virtue.”


546. It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop. — Confucius


547. “The parents' age must be remembered, both for joy and anxiety.” — Confucius


548. “To be wronged is nothing—unless you continue to remember it.”


549. “Men of practical knowledge find their gratification among rivers.”


550. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”


551. “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop” – Confucius


552. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” —Confucius


553. “They must often change who would remain constant in happiness and wisdom.” – Confucius


554. Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation, there is sure to be failure. – Confucius


555. “To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage, or of principle.”


556. “The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.” ~ Confucius


557. “The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.”


558. “An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.” ~ Confucius


559. Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” —Confucius


560. “The object of the superior man is truth.”


561. “Be loyal and trustworthy. Do not befriend anyone who is lower than yourself in this regard. ” —Confucius, Chinese philosopher


562. Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. - Confucius


563. “True goodness springs from a man's own heart. All men are born good.”— Confucius


564. “To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.”


565. “Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.” ~ Confucius


566. “Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.” – Confucius


567. “When one cultivates to the utmost the principles of his nature and exercises them on the principle of reciprocity, he is not far from the path.” — Confucius


568. “When one cultivates to the utmost the principles of his nature, and exercises them on the principle of reciprocity, he is not far from the path.”


569. "Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” ― Confucius


570. “It doesn’t matter how slow you go as long as you don’t stop.” — Confucius


571. “The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress.” — Confucius


572. “Study the past, if you would define the future.”


573. “You cannot open a book without learning something.” – Confucius


574. “You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.” ― Confucius


575. “Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”


576. Wherever you go, go with all your heart. — Confucius


577. “Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.”


578. “If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.” ~ Confucius


579. The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius


580. “The Master said, ‘If your conduct is determined solely by considerations of profit you will arouse great resentment.’”


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


582. “Only by perfect virtue can the perfect path, in all its courses, be made a fact.”