Confucianism and quotes of Confucius


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Confucius was a Chinese philosopher. His teachings, called Confucianism, emphasized personal morality, social order, and government by virtue. Confucius believed that rulers should be ethical and set a good example. He also valued scholarship and the study of classics. Confucianism remains influential in China today.

Confucius, also known as Kong Qui or Kong Fuzi, was a Chinese philosopher, teacher, and political figure who lived during the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history, around 551–479 BCE. His teachings, which revolved around ethics, morality, and social harmony, have had a profound and lasting influence on Chinese culture and beyond.

Confucius was born in the state of Lu (modern-day Shandong province, China) to a noble but impoverished family. Despite his family’s financial struggles, he received a good education.

Confucianism and  quotes of Confucius

Confucius worked in various government positions, including as a clerk, bookkeeper, and eventually as a minor official in the Lu government. He was known for his dedication to learning and his commitment to ethical principles.

“Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.” ― Confucius

“The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?” ― Confucius

 “Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.” ― Confucius

Confucianism and  quotes of Confucius

 “It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.” ― Confucius

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
― Confucius

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” ― Confucious

 “Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”  ― Confucius

“He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.” ― Confucius

Confucianism and  quotes of Confucius

 “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ― Confucius

 “If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.”
― Confucius

 “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” ― Confucius


“The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.” ― Confucius

 “We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.” ― Confucius

Confucianism and  quotes of Confucius


“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” ― Confucius

“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” ― Confucius

“Study the past if you would define the future.” ― Confucius

 “The funniest people are the saddest ones” ― Confucius

Confucianism and  quotes of Confucius


“Respect yourself and others will respect you.” ― Confucius

“The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.” ― Confucius

“Silence is a true friend who never betrays.” ― Confucius

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