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50 Confucius Quotes on Life, Inspiration and Love

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Who was Confucius?

Confucius, The name Originally Latinized from the word Kǒng Fūzǐ (Master Kǒng); is believed to be born on September 28, of 551 (BC), in Zou. Confucius was a great and highly respected Chinese philosopher. He also stood as a politician in his life, for the Spring and Autumn period ( Approximately from 771to 476 BC ).

Early Life :

Confucius is believed to be born on September 28 of 551 BC. He was born in, Zou, was known to be controlled by the Kings of Zhou and effectively to be independently running under Lu’s local lords. Confucius’s father, named – Kong He, was believed to be the commandant of the Lu. His father died early, only when Confucius was three years old. He had to be brought up by his mother, named – Yan Zhengzai.

He grew up in extreme poverty. His mother, too, later died even before the age of 40. When Confucius was 19, he married a girl named – Qiguan. They had two daughters, and one of them is believed couldn’t make her life past early childhood. Confucius worked many jobs during his 20s that included government jobs, bookkeeping, caretaking, just all of this to give his mother a proper burial when she died. He was 23 when his mother died, and as their tradition, he mourned for three years for her.

Philosophy :

Amongst the Chinese, Confucianism (The philosophy of Confucius) is often followed widely in an ethical manner. It is believed that its values are more secular than religious, and in fact, that is. However, it is still based on the comprehensive view of it being spiritual. Confucianism is the concept of understanding and telling the elements such as the afterlife, Heaven and all, but it still leaves out essential items such as the nature of the souls. Confucius believed in astrology; he said Heaven sends its signals if evil or right, and wise men have to act accordingly.

Compilation of Confucius Quotes

Confucius quotes on Life :

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.”
― Confucius

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

“He who is really kind, can never be unhappy”
― Confucius

“The funniest people are the saddest once.”
― Confucius

Confucius Inspirational quotes :

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

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

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

“If you chase two rabbits,
you catch none.”
― Confucius

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“The perfecting of one’s self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development.”
― Confucius

Confucius quotes on Love :

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

“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

“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.”
― Confucius

“Love is like a spice. It can sweeten your life – however, it can spoil it, too.”
― Confucius

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

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

“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.”
― Confucius

“Don’t be concerned about others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.”
― Confucius

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

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

Confucius quotes on Success and Goals :

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

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

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

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

“Do not wish for quick results, nor look for small advantages. If you seek quick results, you will not reach the ultimate goal. If you are led astray by small advantages, you will never accomplish great things.”
― Confucius

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

“Study as if you have not reached your goal – hold it as if you were afraid of losing what you have.”
― Confucius

Confucius quotes on Virtue :

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

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

“Fix your mind on truth, hold firm to virtue, rely on loving kindness, and find your recreation in the Arts.”
― Confucius

“The virtuous man is driven by responsibility, the non-virtuous man is driven by profit.”
― Confucius

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

“To know your faults and be able to change is the greatest virtue.”
― Confucius

Confucius was a great human being that his teachings are still taught in Chinese schools. He was one of the famous people in Chinese history. Even in the Tibetans, he is worshiped as the holy king, as a master of magic and astrology. His philosophy emphasized social injustice, relationships, and governmental morality. His teachings and values are still influential among people today.

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