10 Wise Confucius Quotes to Meditate On

Confucius was one of China’s most famous philosophers who lived around the year of 500 BC. You may have encountered Confucius quotes before as his words of wisdom are some of the most prolific in history.

Confucius’s teachings were so popular in China that they became a kind of philosophical religion, called Confucianism. Confucianism teaches about five virtues including humaneness, honesty, propriety, wisdom/knowledge and fidelity/sincerity.

Here is a list of my favorite Confucius quotes. I hope you like them!

  1. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
  2. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
  3. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
  4. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
  5. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
  6. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”
  7. “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.”
  8. “The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.”
  9. “We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.”
  10. “To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.”

If you like reading quotes, here are a few other blog posts you may enjoy:

Words of Wisdom From Lao-Tzu: 18 Quotes That Inspire

12 Beautiful Quotes by Paulo Coelho

I hope you are moved by the wisdom of these sayings. If you have any other Confucius quotes that you’d like to add to this list, please comment below and share them!  XO, Andrea

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1 Comment

  • Chris
    Posted August 17, 2020 2:25 am 0Likes

    Hello Andrea,
    Thanks for the inspiring quotes. I’m just wondering if you have the source (which publication) for this one:
    “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”? Thanks again. Chris

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