The Most Famous Confucius Quotes

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This list of quotes from Confucius ranks the best Confucius quotes on various subjects according to votes from users like you, so only the best Confucius quotations are at the top of the list. Enjoy these wise sayings coined by Confucius. Many of these sayings became the bedrock for Confucianism. Quotes from Confucius offer insights about life, the universe, and everything.There are even funny Confucius quotes proving that insightful humor can withstand the test of roughly 2,500 years.

Most quotes by Confucius illustrate the influential Chinese thinker's wisdom in matters of practicality and philosophy. Confucius quotes about love cover both, offering his thoughts on how we relate to loved ones, particularly within families. Confucius was an amazing thinker and if you want to think like him, check out our inspirational honesty quotes, integrity quotes and sacrifice quotes.
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  • 1

    What you do not want others to do to you, do not do to others.

    511 votes
  • 2

    A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.

    742 votes
  • 3

    It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.

    588 votes
  • 4

    Chose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

    872 votes
  • 5

    Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

    928 votes
  • 6

    Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

    1,090 votes