Confucius Quotes

With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow - I have still joy in the midst of these things. Riches and honors acquired by unrighteousness are to me as a floating cloud.

~ Confucius

What is the sound of one hand clapping

~ Confucius

When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them.

~ Confucius

To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue...They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.

~ Confucius

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.

~ Confucius

The determined scholar and the man of virtue will not seek to live at the expense of injuring their virtue. They will even sacrifice their lives to preserve their virtue complete.

~ Confucius

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

~ Confucius

Silence is the true friend that never betrays.

~ Confucius

Respect yourself and others will respect you.

~ Confucius

He with whom neither slander that gradually soaks into the mind, nor statements that startle like a wound in the flesh, are successful may be called intelligent indeed.

~ Confucius

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