This webiste is dedicated to the Chinese wisdom and wise sayings of Confucius (Kong Fu Zu), the great sage of China. It is composed of quotations of Confucius organized by category. The quotations are taken from The Confucian Analects.


Confucius on Kindness (and Forgiveness)

Of kindness and forgiveness, Confucius said:

  • "Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses"
  • "Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness."
  • "To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short."
  • "To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue...[They are] gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness."