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Top 10 Confucius Quotations

top 10 quotations by Confucius

Confucius (551–479 BCE) was a Chinese philosopher, teacher, and thinker whose teachings have had a profound and lasting impact on Chinese culture, ethics, and philosophy. His philosophy, known as Confucianism, emphasizes moral values, ethics, social harmony, and the importance of cultivating virtues to create an orderly and just society. Confucius' ideas laid the foundation for traditional Chinese thought and continue to influence modern Chinese society and beyond. His sayings, collected in the Analects, offer guidance on personal conduct, relationships, governance, and the pursuit of wisdom.

Confucius' teachings reflect a deep understanding of human nature, morality, and the importance of cultivating virtue in one's life. His influence continues to guide individuals seeking to live ethical and harmonious lives while contributing to the betterment of society.

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

"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance." Confucius

"When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves." Confucius

"To see what is right and not do it is the want of courage." Confucius

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

"He who learns but does not think, is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger." Confucius

"Respect yourself and others will respect you." Confucius

"If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?" Confucius

"The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions." Confucius

"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts." Confucius

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