Confucius 147 Confucius Quotes Chinese Philosopher

I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand. view quote

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. view quote

The cautious seldom err. view quote

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. view quote

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. view quote

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. view quote

The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later. view quote

Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire. view quote

To rule a country of a thousand chariots, there must be reverent attention to business, and sincerity; economy in expenditure, and love for men; and the employment of the people at the proper seasons. view quote

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. view quote

To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness. view quote

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. view quote