Top 10 Quotes by Confucius

Confucius

It is goodness that gives to a neighborhood its beauty. One who is free to choose, yet does not prefer to dwell among the good - how can he be accorded the name of wise?

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

In his dealings with the world, the gentleman is not invariably for or against anything. He is on the side of what is moral.

Confucius
Being strong does not mean that you never fall down, but that whenever you fall, you get up again.
Confucius

In a hamlet of ten households, there are bound to be those who are my equal in doing their best for others and in being trustworthy in what they say, but they are unlikely to be as eager to learn as I am.

Confucius
The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort. Confuciu
Confucius

Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.

Confucius
In dealing with the dead, if we treat them as if they were entirely dead, that would show a want of affection and should not be done; or, if we treat them as if they were entirely alive, that would show a want of wisdom and should not be done.
Confucius

If I am building a mountain and stop before the last basketful of earth is placed on the summit, I have failed.

Confucius
The superior man does not mind being in office; all he minds about is whether he has qualities that entitle him to office. He does not mind failing to get recognition; he is too busy doing the things that entitle him to recognition.