11 Quotes by Confucius on Inspiration and Motivation

Confucius - When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.

  • “When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.”
  • “When a person should be spoken with, and you don’t speak with them, you lose them. When a person shouldn’t be spoken with and you speak to them, you waste your breath. The wise do not lose people, nor do they waste their breath.”
  • “No lake so still but it has its wave.
    No circle so perfect but that it has its blur.
    I would change things for you if I could;
    As I can’t you must take them as they are.”
  • “By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.”
  • “Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.”
  • “The Man who says he can, and the man who says he can not – both are usually correct.”
  • “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”
  • “Virtuous, they are free from anxieties; wise they are free from perplexities; and bold they are free from fear.”
  • “The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.”
  • “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
  • “Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”

– Confucius (551–479 BC)

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2 thoughts on “11 Quotes by Confucius on Inspiration and Motivation

  1. I love this one: “When a person should be spoken with, and you don’t speak with them, you lose them. When a person shouldn’t be spoken with and you speak to them, you waste your breath. The wise do not lose people, nor do they waste their breath.”

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