10 Popular Confucius Quotes
Confucius (551 B.C. – 479 B.C.) was an a memorable Chinese philosopher who’s teachings had a key influence on East Asian philosophy, life, and thought.
Other names for Confucius include: 孔夫子, Kong Fu Zi or K’ung-fu-tzu, 孔子, Kongzi, or Kǒng Zǐ
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
To worship to other than one’s own ancestral spirits is brown-nosing. If you see what is right and fail to act on it, you lack courage.
When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
The wise find pleasure in water; the virtuous find pleasure in hills. The wise are active; the virtuous are tranquil. The wise are joyful; the virtuous are long-lived.
When I walk along with two others, they may serve me as my teachers. I will select their good qualities and follow them, their bad qualities and avoid them.
The superior man, extensively studying all learning, and keeping himself under the restraint of the rules of propriety, may thus likewise not overstep what is right.
I am not bothered by the fact that I am not understood. I am bothered when I do not know others.
To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous.
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
They who know the truth are not equal to those who love it, and they who love it are not equal to those who delight in it.