Confucius was appalled by the fracturing
Chinese society, and he believed that the only
cure was to stress the sense of social order and
mutual respect. A philosophy that later became
known as Confucianism
Confucianism was founded in China around 500
BCE, during the Zhou Dynasty
Confucianism was founded by Confucian, aka
Kongzi, in 551-479 BC
All encompassing humanism that neither denies
nor slights heaven
Love for humanity, high value given of family, and
devotion of family, peace justice.
Impact influential and respectable
Confucius was the most
philosopher in chines history. Confucianism effected
everything in China: education, government, public and
private attitudes and etiquettes. China used his ideas as
a philosophy and a guide to morality and good
By three methods we learn wisdom.
By reflection, which is the noblest.
By imitation, which is the easiest.
By experience which is the bitterest.
“If the scholar be not
grave, he will not call forth
any veneration, and his
learning will not be soiled.”
Basically saying that if a
student is malicious and
greedy, he will not be
~the analects of Confucius.
“Have no friends not equal to yourself.”
This one states that no one should have friends
of your lesser standard of what you think of in a
From The Analects of Confucious Chapter 1