Listen to episode 162 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Confucius Wisdom (The Best Quotes & Sayings) Edited & adapted from The Analects of Confucius.
Inspirational Podcast Excerpt: 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.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
A person who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
When anger rises, think of the consequences. It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
The individual who conquers themselves is the mightiest warrior.
Silence is the true friend that never betrays.
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.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect their work must first sharpen their tools.
A person who does not think and plan long ahead will find trouble right at their door.
To love a thing means wanting it to live.
Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
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.
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