34 Timeless Confucius Quotes To Help You Achieve Your Dreams.

34 Timeless Confucius Quotes To Help You Achieve Your Dreams.

The teaching of Confucius provides actionable and pragmatic set of guidelines to enhance the routine of living for an average individual. His teachings are more grounded to reality than any other philosopher that one can think of.

For him, skilled judgment, personal exemplification and self-cultivation are more important than the knowledge of rules. None of his works deal with any kind of abstraction. They are simple dos and don’ts.

Below are  34 Timeless Confucius quotes to help you achieve your dreams


“The superior man acts before he speaks and afterward speaks according to his actions.”

“When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it –This is knowledge.”

“He who learns but does not think is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.”

“The superior man… does not set his mind either for anything, or against anything; what is right, he will follow.”

“The man of upright life is obeyed before he speaks.”


 “Forget injuries, never forget kindness.”

“Ignorance is the night of the mind but a night without moon and star.”

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising any time we fall.”

“Learning without thought is labor lost, thought without learning is perilous.”

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”


“Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that carry them far apart.”

“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”

“Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.”

“Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it.”

“Things that are done, it is needless to speak about…things that are past, it is needless to blame.”

“They must always change those who would be constant in happiness and wisdom.”


 “The superior man thinks always of virtue, the common man thinks comfort.”

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

“What the superior man seeks is in him, what the small man seeks is in others.”

“Become the change you want in the world.”

“When anger rises, think of the consequences.”

“The firm, the enduring, the simple and the modest are near to virtue.”

“When you see men of contrary character, turn inwards and examine yourself.”


“Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than you.”

“Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.”

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

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”

“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, do not adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”

“If a man takes no thought of what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand.”


 “Silence is a true friend who never betrays.”

“The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can’t are both right.”

“When you are laboring for others, let it be the same zeal as if it were for yourself.”

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…These are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”

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  • Sebnze Reply

    Nice one.

    March 26, 2018 at 11:50 am
  • Uche Reply

    Such powerful quotes, providing one with lines of deep meditation, hmmmmm. Thank you.

    March 29, 2018 at 12:04 am

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