Confucius (551 B.C. – 479 B.C.) was a Chinese teacher, political theorist and social philosopher, whose teachings deeply influenced East Asian life and thought. Confucianism, the tradition that bears his name, traces itself back to the sayings recorded in the text known as the Analects which remains the traditional source for information about Confucius’ life and teaching. Here are the top 10 quotes from Confucius that will change your life.
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/ 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.
4/ Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
5/ Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
6/ Wherever you go, go with all your heart/
7/ Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
8/ 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.
9/ I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
10/ When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.