If you studied Chinese history, the name Confucius must be familiar to you. A great philosopher who had an enormous impact on the Chinese society because of his words of wisdom. You can still feel his legacy until today as he had helped tons of people to live in morality, impactful and meaningful life. You can transform your perspective on life with these 25 quotes from Confucius.

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1) “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”

2) “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”

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

4) “He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.”

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

6) “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”

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

8) “The funniest people are the saddest ones”

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

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

11) “To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.”

12) “Respect yourself and others will respect you.”

13) “When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.”

14) “Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.”

15) “What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.”

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

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17) “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”

18) “It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.”

19) “The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage is never afraid.”

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

21) “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”

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

23) “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.”

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

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

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