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  1. Confucius is a well-known philosopher and educator of ancient China, whose educational philosophy exerted profound influence over the education in China.
  2. Confucius is a famous thinker, educator and philosopher in Chinese history.
  3. Confucius was concerned with people's individual development, but he maintained that this is realized within the context of human relationships.
  4. Confucius was a gentleman and a scholar. (Web site)
  5. Confucius was a sage, or a very wise man. (Web site)


  1. The Duke of Sheh asked Tsze-lu about Confucius, and Tsze-lu did not answer him. (Web site)
  2. Confucius said, "The Yin dynasty followed the regulations of the Hsia: wherein it took from or added to them may be known. (Web site)
  3. Confucius said, "The Yin dynasty possessed these three men of virtue." Hui of Liu-hsia, being chief criminal judge, was thrice dismissed from his office. (Web site)
  4. Confucius bathed, went to court and informed the Duke Ai, saying, "Chan Hang has slain his sovereign. (Web site)

Confucius Said

  1. So Confucius said that the government was more feared than a tiger.
  2. When asked if injury should be repaid with virtue, Confucius said that injury should be repaid with justice so that virtue could be repaid with virtue. (Web site)
  3. Confucius said he never found a single person who could see one's own faults and bring the charge against oneself. (Web site)


  1. Since it was disrespectful to call the teacher by name according to Chinese culture, he is known as just "Master Kong", or Confucius, even in modern days.
  2. Chinese scholars honored Confucius as a great teacher and sage but did not worship him as a personal god.
  3. Descendants Confucius' descendants were repeatedly identified and honored by successive imperial governments with titles of nobility and official posts. (Web site)


  1. A philosopher, educator and political figure in Chinese ancient history, Confucius has extensively influenced China and other countries around the world. (Web site)
  2. For Confucius propriety enabled the ancient kings to establish harmony and beauty. (Web site)


  1. Honesty and sincerity were essential for Confucius, and he insisted on the correct use of language. (Web site)
  2. Nothing, however, can be substituted for the full Analects.The Essential Confucius by Book Sales How to be a human beingThis is an amazing book.


  1. The timeless quality of its teachings is made accessible for the English reader in the book The Essential Confucius arranged and translated by Thomas Cleary.
  2. To Confucius, y-- (--- [---]) was the origin of l--. Y-- can best be translated as righteousness. (Web site)


  1. Confucius occasionally made statements about the existence of other-worldly beings that sound distinctly agnostic and humanistic to Western ears.
  2. The image depicts Confucius as an old man with a long beard, broad mouth and big ears. (Web site)


  1. And remember if you go to Qufu in September, you'll get the golden opportunity to experience the Confucius Culture Festival in person. (Web site)
  2. Quote: "Respect yourself and others will respect you" Home town Soon after Confucius' death, Qufu, his hometown, became a place of devotion and remembrance. (Web site)


  1. This collection of tales opens by identifying Confucius' ancestors as members of the Royal State of Song. (Web site)
  2. When the founder of the Southern Song dynasty reestablished the capital in Lin'an (modern Hangzhou), an imperial Confucius Temple was constructed. (Web site)


  1. Confucius was, in fact, merely one who sought to teach those around him the meaning of virtue, piety, good government and filial duty. (Web site)
  2. The government also plans 100 institutes worldwide to promote Confucius and Chinese values.
  3. Confucius understood that there could be peace and justice under a good government. (Web site)

Handed Down

  1. Confucius did not put into writing the principles of his philosophy; these were handed down only through his disciples.
  2. The principles of Confucianism are contained in nine ancient Chinese works handed down by Confucius and his followers. (Web site)
  3. David Hinton Confucius' teachings were later turned into a very elaborate set of rules and practices by his numerous disciples and followers. (Web site)


  1. And the same happened with Orpheus in Greece, and the same with Lao Tzu in China and Confucius in China. (Web site)
  2. In China, there are many temples where representations of Buddha, Lao Zi and Confucius are found together. (Web site)
  3. Here he is said to have met the famous Taoist teacher Lao Tzu, who reportedly bluntly rebuked Confucius for his stuffiness and arrogance.


  1. Confucius had so many wise principles that he was awarded to be the governor of his province when he was 52. (Web site)
  2. According to tradition, Confucius was born in the state of Lu (present-day Shandong [Shantung] Province) of the noble K'ung clan.


  1. Currently, on this area of sacred land, the annual Confucius International Culture Festival is underway. (Web site)
  2. Initiated over two decades ago, the Confucius International Culture Festival is a large and comprehensive international event to commemorate the sage. (Web site)


  1. Confucius left his office in 496 BC, traveling about and teaching, vainly hoping that some other prince would allow him to undertake measures of reform.
  2. Confucius criticized Yuan Si for rejecting his salary of nine hundred measures of grain as governor, because he could have given it to his neighbors. (Web site)


  1. Those who follow the teachings of Confucius say that they are comforted by it.
  2. Some say that Confucianism is no religion in reality, because Confucius is a philosopher, moralist, statesman and educationist, but no religionist.
  3. They say that the thoughts and teachings of Confucius are ethical philosophy, political and educational principle, but not religious philosophy.
  4. As with many other prominent figures such as Siddhartha Gautama, Jesus, or Socrates, humanity does not have direct access to Confucius' ideas.
  5. Confucius's teaching has been neglected lately in favor of Zen and Taoism, so it is good to have a new book on his philosophy.


  1. When the duke abandoned his duties to receive the messengers, Confucius resigned and left the country.
  2. After several years working for the state of Lu, Confucius resigned because he disapproved of the politics of his King. (Web site)


  1. Confucius above all believed in the responsibility of the learned to the ignorant, the powerful to the weak, and the wealthy for the poor.
  2. Like his contemporaries, Confucius believed that the human order in some way reflected the divine order, or the patterns of heaven.
  3. Confucius, however, believed that the basis lay in Zhou religion, in its rituals (li). (Web site)
  4. Confucius believed the virtues he espoused are lived out in relationships. (Web site)


  1. The Thai who undertakes to interpret Confucius must do so in the context of Thai culture.
  2. Confucius did not intend to found a new religion, but to interpret and revive the unnamed religion of the Zhou (Chou) dynasty. (Web site)


  1. When other nobles began plotting against Confucius' position, Duke Zhao refused to intervene, and Confucius returned to Lu.
  2. When Confucius was 69 years old, he returned to Lu, his home state, and he died there 3 years after settling in Lu. (Web site)

Confucius Chinese

  1. Music, which seems to have played a significant role in Confucius' life, is given as an exception as it transcends such boundaries, 'unifying the hearts'.
  2. The name of Confucius in Chinese is Kung-fu-tse, i.e., the statesman-philosopher Kung. (Web site)
  3. But Confucius was no religious leader nor did he claim any special divine status (nor was any divine status claimed for him).
  4. Confucius (Chinese: ---------, transliterated Kong Fuzi or K'ung-fu-tzu, lit.
  5. After Confucius died, he was buried in a grave in the city of Kufow. (Web site)


  1. Confucius reportedly spent his last years editing and completing some of the books that came to be known as Five Classics.
  2. Confucius reportedly made a practice of dancing with his disciples every day. (Web site)


  1. Confucius' political thought is based upon his ethical thought. (Web site)
  2. The Analects of Confucius, considered the closest we have to a primary source for his thoughts, relates discussions with his disciples in short sayings.
  3. K'ung Fu Tzu (Confucius) (551---479 BCE) was a famous sage and social philosopher of China whose teachings deeply influenced East Asia for twenty centuries.
  4. Confucian Thought Confucius (551-479 BCE) emphasizes moral cultivation of individuals, service to the state, and leadership by ethical, educated men.


  1. Although little known in his lifetime, Confucius was revered as the greatest of sages throughout most of China's history.
  2. According to "The Sayings of Confucius", the state of Lu was prosperous thanks, in part, to the wise administration of Confucius.
  3. After Confucius was threaten by the neighboring province, his power was overthrown. (Web site)
  4. To these, too, Confucius and his disciples recommended the same virtues prescribed for the gentlemen.
  5. Confucius observed that faults fell into patterns, and that one looked for faults only in order to recognize goodness. (Web site)


  1. Unlike most Western philosophers, Confucius did not rely on deductive reasoning to convince his listeners.
  2. Humaneness Confucius was concerned with people's individual development, which he maintained took place within the context of human relationships.
  3. Thus, according to many Eastern and Western commentators, Confucius' teaching can be considered a Chinese variant of humanism. (Web site)
  4. Expelled from Lu, Confucius and many of his followers became itinerant teachers throughout eastern China, where many state rulers welcomed them. (Web site)


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