Cofucius lived in China a long time ago, (551 bce – 479bce) and was China’s most famous teacher, philosopher, and political theorist, whose ideas have profoundly influenced the civilizations of China and other East Asian countries. The philosophy of Confucius, also known as Confucianism, emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice, kindness, and sincerity.
Confucius is widely considered as one of the most important and influential individuals in human history. His teaching and philosophy greatly impacted people around the world and remain influential today.
His teachings , if understood, and learned, could change the way we see life and therefore they are worth reading and remembering.
Here are just a few quotes containing some of Confucius’ great philosophical ideas about life.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.
When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it – this is knowledge.
To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage, or of principle.
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
One quote that I particularly like:
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.
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