Confucius (551–479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician and philosopher.
Confucius’s principles have commonality with Chinese tradition and belief. He championed strong family loyalty, ancestor veneration, and respect of elders by their children and of husbands by their wives, recommending family as a basis for ideal government.
Widely considered as one of the most important and influential individuals in shaping human history. His teachings and philosophy greatly impacted people around the world and remains influential today.
To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest