If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.


Other quotes by Confucius

Silence is a true friend who never betrays.

The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.

The cautious seldom err.

Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

About Confucius

Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: Chinese
Born: 551 BC
Died: 551 BC


teacher , bad , correct , good , i am , imitate , men , pick , points , serve , walking ,

Related authors

Nicola Abbagnano , Peter Abelard , Robert Adamson , Mortimer Adler , Theodor Adorno , Samuel Alexander , Louis Althusser , William Ames , Henri Frederic Amiel , Anacharsis ,