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crimes. Confucius - More quotations on: [Mistakes] Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. Confucius Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it. Confucius Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. Confucius - More quotations on: [Kindness] He who will not economize will have to agonize. Confucius I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. Confucius Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star. Confucius - More...

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Jacob Press 10/22/12 World Civ 1 Confucius essay Confucius was a philosopher, a teacher and a political figure. Confucius was born in 551 B.C. in Tuo, China. He founded Confucianism, which became a model for the way Chinese society developed over the centuries. Confucius died in 479 B.C. in Qufu, China. Today he is widely considered one of the most influential thinkers in Chinese history. Confucius was a poor descendant of a former ruling family who was kicked off the throne...

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Confucius The Chinese teacher and philosopher Confucius was the founder of the school of philosophy known as the Ju or Confucianism, which is still very influential in China. Information on his life Confucius is the Latinized name of K'ung Fu-tzu (Great Master K'ung). His original name was K'ung Ch'iu; he is also known as K'ung Chung-ni. The most detailed traditional account of Confucius's life is contained in the Records of the Historian (Shih chi) by Ssu-ma Ch'ien, who lived from 145 B...

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filial piety, or xiào. Filial piety refers to the virtue of respect for one's parents or ancestors. II. Book II turns its attention to matters of government. Chapters 1,2, and 3 deal with government issues and the importance of te, or character. Confucius compares the moral leader to one whose character is like the North star. Even as the ethical beliefs of those around such a person may shift, one possessing true character remains steadfast. Likewise, the text stresses the absence of evil or swerving...

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Q3. Explain Confucius concept of virtue or de. Why does Confucius think a hermit cannot be virtuous? Confucius believed that the problem with government and society was caused by a lack of virtue. Confucius considered gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness all virtuous. 
According to Confucius if you are a hermit you cannot be virtuous. He argued that if you are virtuous, people will be attracted to you willing to provide you with help and information, and happily follow...

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different beliefs. Confucianism was developed by a Chinese philosopher named Kǒng Fūzǐ (551- 479 BCE), also known as Confucius. He was a knowledgeable man who thought about how people should live, how righteousness (Li) can be achieved and how the society or government should be structured. The Analects of Confucius explains how men can become a gentlemen. If a man follows the rules of Confucius and completes all his duties of his status, he could influence others in society to be honorable, hardworking...

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Confucius: The Concept of Jen Confucius was not a religious teacher but rather an ethical thinker whose aim was to improve moral and social order. He believed all aspects of life flow from an ethical core and to achieve moral and social order, one must look within oneself. Some of the key concepts emphasized in Confucianism are: the concepts of Good (jen), Ritual (li), Virtue (te, or moral power), and the Gentleman or “superior man” (chun-tzu). All of these concepts are vitally important but...

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Confucius And Plato

Confucius and Plato Confucius and Plato were two of the most respected and widely known thinkers. There philosophies of how people should be governed, what characteristics make for a good leader, and other thoughts have influenced many aspects of the ancient and present world. Confucius and Plato’s ideas have benefited their own civilizations and later civilizations, and they both shared many similarities and differences in their ideas. First, Confucius, a Chinese thinker and the founder of Confucianism...

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The Wisdom of Confucius

man, try to emulate his example, and when you see a bad man, search yourself for his faults.'; That quote is one of the many morals stated by the ancient Chinese philosopher, Confucius, which we still live by today. The Wisdom of Confucius, edited and translated by Lin Yutang, takes the best things said and said about Confucius and put them into one three hundred page book. It follows his life, from his lowly birth in the small town of Tsou, to his death as one of the world's greatest philosophers...

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The Analects of Confucius

The Analects of Confucius From what I can tell, the Analects is the telling of Confucius philosophy on a variety of subjects through a conversation with a few philosophers. It seems Confucius advocates behavior that showed obedience and respect for superiors. He indicates that older family members, Catholics, and community leaders are superior. He also says that superior people are responsible for those who are not superior. Many of Confucius teachings center on how important family is and how...

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