46 Thoughtful Confucius Quotes For Kids And Students

Confucius was a Chinese philosopher and teacher who lived over 2,500 years ago. He is known for his wise sayings and teachings, which are still followed and revered today. Confucius believed in the importance of education, respect, and kindness. His quotes are a great way to teach kids valuable lessons and help them grow into kind and thoughtful individuals. So let’s dive into some of Confucius’ best quotes for kids and students!

You can also read inspirational quotes said by personalities such as Elon Musk, Mahatma Gandhi, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Confucius Quotes For Kids And Students

1. “All people are the same; only their habits differ.” ― Confucius

2. “Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.” ― Confucius

3. “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.” ― Confucius

4. “Consideration for others is the basis of a good life, a good society.” ― Confucius

5. “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” ― Confucius

6. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” ― Confucius

7. “Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.” ― Confucius

8. “He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.” ― Confucius

9. “He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.” ― Confucius

10. “How can you love people without encouraging them? And how can you be loyal to people without educating them.” ― Confucius

11. “I followed my heart without breaking any rules.” ― Confucius

12. “If a craftsman wants to do good work, he must first sharpen his tools.” ― Confucius

13. “If either wealth or poverty are come by honesty, there is no shame.” ― Confucius

14. “If I am walking with two people, both will be my teachers.” ― Confucius

15. “If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?” ― Confucius

16. “If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.” ― Confucius

17. “If your desire is for good, the people will be good.” ― Confucius

18. “Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star.” ― Confucious

19. “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” ― Confucius

20. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ― Confucius

21. “Learning without thinking is useless. Thinking without learning is dangerous.” ― Confucius

22. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ― Confucius

23. “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” ― Confucius

24. “Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.” ― Confucius

25. “Respect yourself and others will respect you.” ― Confucius

26. “Signs and symbols rule the world, not words nor laws.” ― Confucius

27. “Silence is a true friend who never betrays.” ― Confucius

28. “Study the past if you would define the future.” ― Confucius

29. “Success depends upon previous preparation.” ― Confucius

30. “The funniest people are the saddest ones.” ― Confucius

31. “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” ― Confucius

32. “The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage is never afraid.” ― Confucius

33. “The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.” ― Confucius

34. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ― Confucius

35. “The wise never doubt. The Humane never worry. The brave never fear.” ― Confucius

36. “To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace.” ― Confucius

37. “We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.” ― Confucius

38. “What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.” ― Confucius

39. “When words lose their meaning, people lose their freedom.” ― Confucius

40. “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.” ― Confucius

41. “Where words lose their meaning, people lose their lives.” ― Confucius

42. “Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know more.” ― Confucius

43. “Words are the voice of the heart.” ― Confucius

44. “Writing cannot express all words, words cannot encompass all ideas.” ― Confucius

45. “You can force the people to obey; you cannot force them to understand.” ― Confucius

46. “Your life is what your thoughts make it.” ― Confucius

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