17 Inspiring Life Lessons That Confucius Can Teach Us

All very important reasons to keep your mind and heart open. There’s always more than one perspective. So to you can learn from Confucius and his many words of wisdom.

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

2.“The Superior Man is aware of Righteousness, the inferior man is aware of advantage.”

3. “When you see a worthy person, endeavor to emulate him. When you see an unworthy person, then examine your inner self.” 

4. “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.” 

5. “Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.”

6. “Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.”

7. “To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.”

8. “To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.”

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

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

11. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

12. “The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” 

13. “He who wished to secure the good of others, has already secured his own.” 

14. “Forget those who have wronged you but never those who have done you good.“

15. “When things are investigated, then true knowledge is achieved; when true knowledge is achieved, then the will becomes sincere; when the will is sincere, then the heart is set right ; when the heart is set right, then the personal life is cultivated; when the personal life is cultivated, then the family life is regulated; when the family life is regulated, then the national life is orderly; and when the national life is orderly, then there is peace in this world.” 

16. “In a country well governed, poverty is smething to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.” 

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