Inspiring Confucius Quotes in Chinese and English
Do you know who Confucius is? If you don't, he is considered to be one of China's first teachers and his quotes and learnings have profoundly inspired generations of people around the world for thousands of years. Today, you will be learning some of his most famous learnings in both Chinese Mandarin and English.
See our top 10 Confucius quotes below and be sure to watch the video at the end to hear more inspiring quotes!
jǐ suǒ bú yù，wù shī yú rén.
Do not do unto others what you would not have them do unto you.
yán bì xìn, xíng bì guǒ.
Promises must be kept and actions must be resolute.
guò ér bù gǎi, shì wèiguò yǐ.
A fault uncorrected is a fault indeed.
hòushēngkěwèi, yān zhī lái zhě zhī bù rújīn yě?
The youth have great potential. Who is to say they will not be our equals in the future?
gǒu zhì yú rén yǐ, wú è yě.
Dedicating yourself to the pursuit of benevolence leaves no room for evil.
zhāo wén dào, xī sǐ kě yǐ.
Know the way at dawn and die without regret at dusk.
fàng yú lì ér xíng, duō yuàn.
Acting out of self-interest creates widespread resentment.
yǒu jiào wú lèi.
Education for all without discrimination.
xué ér shí xí zhī, bú yì shuō hū?
Is not the process of learning and practicing a joy?
xué rú bùjí, yóu kǒng shī zhī.
Learn as if there is no tomorrow.
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