By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
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Confucius (551-479 BCE, died age 72)

Confucius (551-479 BCE, died age 72)

From Year 0 (BCE/CE): -551
Post Date: 02/10/2022
103 Generations Ago

30 Phil, Chapter 5: Confucius and Confucianism
Touchstones: Normalcy and Schemas

Confucius is remembered for his practical applied philosophy. His sayings are a reflection of many centuries of common sense sayings making his philosophy deeply Chinese.

My favorite sayings:

  • The man who knows he can, and the man who knows he cannot, are both correct.
  • Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.
  • The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.
  • You are what you think.
  • All people are the same; only their habits differ.
  • Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.
  • Respect yourself, and others will respect you.

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