My top 11 quotes of Cunfucius


I’m fond of Asian Culture and especially Asian philosophy, so today I decided to share my favorite quotes of Confucius from “The Confucian Analects”.

  1. Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.
  2. Study the past if you would define the future.
  3. What the superior man seeks is in himself, what the small man seeks is in others.
  4. Have no friends not equal to yourself.
  5. If a man takes no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand.
  6. Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
  7. Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
  8. Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.
  9. The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
  10. They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
  11. Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.

Which one did you like the most? I would love for you to share with me your favorite Confucian quote or list! 🙂