Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
BornKongfuzior K'ung-fu-tzu
551 B.C.
Lu, China
Died479 B.C.
Lu, China
Ancient Chinese philosopher. Renaissance man who excelled in history, pottery, archery, music, and mathematics. Best known for his Analects which detailed his philosophy that came to be called Confucianism.

The repository contains six quotes from Confucius.


A picture is worth ten thousand words.


To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.


Give a hungry person a fish, he eats for a day, teach a hungry person to fish, he eats for a lifetime.


It is only the wisest and the stupidest of men that never change.

Success and Failure

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Politics and Government

An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.