34 Powerful Confucius Quotes about Life

confucius quotes about life

Here is a compilation of some of the best confucius of quotes about life:

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

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

“Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.” 

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

“As the water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it, so a wise man adapts himself to circumstances.” 

“Your life is what your thoughts make it.” 

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

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

“Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.” 

“If there were one word that could act as a standard of conduct for one’s entire life, perhaps it would be ‘thoughtfulness.”

“Silence is a true friend who never betrays.”  

“Respect yourself and others will respect you.” 

“If I understand Change, I shall make no great mistake in life.” 

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

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

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

“If your desire is for good, the people will be good.” 

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

“At fifteen my mind was directed to study, and at thirty I knew where to stand.” 

“A man without persistence will never make a good shaman or a good physician.” 

“Faithfulness and sincerity are the highest things.” 

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

“Don’t worry if you have no position: worry about making yourself worthy of one. Don’t worry if you aren’t known and admired: devote yourself to a life that deserves admiration.” 

“I hate to tell but now is all there ever is.” 

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

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

“Insecurity is worse than poverty.” 

“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.” 

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

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

“He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.” 

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

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” 

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

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