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China is a country with astonishing culture and some of the greatest thinkers and philosophers in the world. These Chinese quotes are part of the wisdom from this ancient land.



First, let's take a look of these Confucius quotes.

Confucius is the founder of Confucianism. To find out more about Confucianism, check out the ancient Chinese religion page.

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Quotes by Confucius


  1. What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
  2. He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
  3. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
  4. Learn as though you would never be able to master it; Hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
  5. Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
  6. I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being.
  7. Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
  8. To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.
  9. When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
  10. Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing.
  11. Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
  12. Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
  13. Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.
  14. Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
  15. He who will not economize will have to agonize.
  16. I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
  17. Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.
  18. Men's natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart.
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