Brilliant advice from Confucius that will change your life


Confucius  was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of  Chinese history.

The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity.

Confucius's principles had a basis in common Chinese tradition and belief. He championed strong family loyalty, ancestor veneration, and respect of elders by their children and of husbands by their wives. He also recommended family as a basis for ideal government.



1-Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. 


2-It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. 


3-Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. 


4-Wherever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius


5-Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.


6-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. 


7-I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.


8-Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.


9-It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.


10-It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get. 


11-Silence is a true friend who never betrays. 


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


13-Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure. 


14-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. 


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


16-Study the past, if you would divine the future. 


17-The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.


18-Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

 
19-He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.


20-A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words. 


21-Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire. 


22-Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. 


23-The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.


24-Love others as you would love yourself, judge others as you would judge yourself, cherish others as you would cherish yourself. When you wish for others as you wish for yourself and when you protect others as you would protect yourself, that's when you can say it's true love.


25-Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.


26-Forget injuries; never forget kindnesses. 


27-He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.


28-If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.


29-The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.


30-Study the past if you would define the future. 


31-To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.


32-Respect yourself and others will respect you. 


33-You cannot open a book without learning something.


34-What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.


35-The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.


36-The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.


37-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.


38-If what one has to say is not better than silence, then one should keep silent. 


39-When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.


40-A lion chased me up a tree, and I greatly enjoyed the view from the top.


41-To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order; we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.


42-To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.


43-If your plan is for one year plant rice. If your plan is for ten years plant trees. If your plan is for one hundred years educate children.


44-To see what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.


45-Time flows away like the water in the river.


46-Consideration for others is the basis of a good life, a good society.


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