Confucius was a great Philosopher whose thoughts have heavily influenced the world. He was born in China and his wisdom still guides the behavior and action of many people over there.
His Philosophy also known as Confucianism or Ruism is described as the Humanistic Religion or a way of life. His teachings are very widespread over China and Confucius is regarded as the deity in Taoism.
The Golden Rule of his
“What you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others.”
stills guides many for a compassionate living.
His teachings overcame much resistance during and after his time. With time, the wisdom in his teaching was hard to be oppressed and found its way to the world. Today, many are influenced by his teachings and prefers to live their life accordingly.
Below are the collection of his wisdomous words in the form of quotes:
Wherever you go, go all with your heart. — Confucius
Many successful entrepreneurs have advised many budding individuals to follow what their heart says. Like Steve Jobs used to say:
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
This is sort of becoming the key to success in life. Choose what you love and excel in that.
The Man Who Says He Can and the One Who Says he Can’t Are Both Right. — Confucius
This is sort of the baseline for any motivational content. The first thing to do, when taking an impossible task, is to believe in yourself. Many believed in themselves and showed the world the benefit of that. Like An American professional boxer, Sugar Ray Robinson. He was 85–0 as an amateur with 69 of those victories coming by way of knockout, 40 in the first round. He said:
To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.
Spirituality also embraces this concept which can be observed from the sayings of Swami Vivekanand: You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
So, Believe & Bloom.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. — Confucius
With Growing Knowledge, one can estimate the level of Ignorance in oneself. Acquiring Knowledge allows us to introspect ourselves thoroughly and helps us identify our shortcomings.
It is like standing in front of the Mirror and looking at yourself as it is.
Wisdom provides us a chance to cleanse ourselves from the age-old ignorance, invisible with the naked eyes, hidden deep inside us, and covered by ego.
So, learning is a continuous process and you would know it as soon as you start that properly.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. — Confucius
Nothing can provide you a platform as strong and as efficient as a recent failure. The only condition that comes attached to it is that instead of being depressed, you have to rise just one more time above it.
Rise! Just one more time. A sheer will to continue in the face of defeat defines you.
Never Give Up.
It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you do not stop.”— Confucius.
Best Example: The Story of a Tortoise and the Hare.
A Story that installed a new belief in us when we were starting to understand the world from the perspective of a 9-year-old. The story of Tortoise & Rabbit highlighted to us that persistence can overcome pace.
To win, you have to carry on.
Call To Action: Follow — Believe — Learn — Fail — Rise — Carry On — Succeed