Top 25 Confucius Quotes

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

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

3. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

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

5. "Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.”

6. “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.”

7. “Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.” 

8. “What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.”

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

10. "The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."

11. "Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others."

12. "The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance."

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

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.”

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

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

17. "It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family."

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

19. "When you see a worthy person, endeavor to emulate him. When you see an unworthy person, then examine your inner self."

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

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

22. "A fool despises good counsel, but a wise man takes it to heart."

23. "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves."

24. "Knowledge is merely brilliance in organization of ideas and not wisdom. The truly wise person goes beyond knowledge."

25. "When anger rises, think of the consequences."