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Confucius (551 – 479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher.
His philosophy emphasized morality, fidelity of social relationships, justice, and sincerity. His thoughts were honored official sanction after the collapse of Qin and continued to be developed into a system in the West called Confucianism.
Confucius’s principles had a basis in common Chinese tradition and belief. He championed strong family loyalty and respect of elders by their children and of husbands by their wives, recommending family as the groundwork for ideal government.
You’ve probably heard one of his well-known principles—The Golden Rule—hundreds of times:
“Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself.”
These Confucius quotes well-represent the nature of Confucius’s moral doctrine…
— Hannah Hutyra