8 Wisdom Filled Quotes from Confucius and the Lessons we can Learn from them
Kong Qui, better known as Confucius, was born in 551 B.C. in the Lu state of China (near present-day Qufu). His teachings, preserved in the Analects, focused on creating ethical models of family and public interaction, and setting educational standards. He died in 479 B.C. Confucianism later became the official imperial philosophy of China, and was extremely influential during the Han, Tang and Song dynasties.
Here are 8 notable quotes from Confucius and the lessons we should learn from them.
"Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change."
Lesson: You need to change and evolve with the times, don't get fixed in your ways.
"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."
"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated."
"It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness."
"Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself."
"Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without."
"A man who committed a mistake and doesn't correct it, is committing another mistake."
"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."