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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Confucius, Kongfuze, K'ung Futzu, Kong the Master(noun)

    Chinese philosopher whose ideas and sayings were collected after his death and became the basis of a philosophical doctrine known a Confucianism (circa 551-478 BC)


  1. Confucius(ProperNoun)

    Western name of Kong Qiu (u5B54u4E18), an influential Chinese philosopher who lived 551 – 479 .

  2. Confucius(ProperNoun)


  3. Origin: From Confucius, from the pinyin romanisation of 孔夫子 (Kǒng Fūzǐ) "Master Kong".


  1. Confucius

    Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. His followers competed successfully with many other schools during the Hundred Schools of Thought era only to be suppressed in favor of the Legalists during the Qin Dynasty. Following the victory of Han over Chu after the collapse of Qin, Confucius's thoughts received official sanction and were further developed into a system known as Confucianism. Confucius is traditionally credited with having authored or edited many of the Chinese classic texts including all of the Five Classics, but modern scholars are cautious of attributing specific assertions to Confucius himself. Aphorisms concerning his teachings were compiled in the Analects, but only many years after his death. Confucius's principles had a basis in common Chinese tradition and belief. He championed strong family loyalty, ancestor worship, respect of elders by their children of husbands by their wives. He also recommended family as a basis for ideal government. He espoused the well-known principle "Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself", an early version of the Golden Rule.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Confucius

    the Latin form of the name of the great sage of China, Kung Futsze, and the founder of a religion which is based on the worship and practice of morality as exemplified in the lives and teachings of the wise men who have gone before, and who, as he conceived, have made the world what it is, and have left it to posterity to build upon the same basis; while he lived he was held in greater and greater honour by multitudes of disciples, till on his death he became an object of worship, and even his descendants came to be regarded as a kind of sacred caste; he flourished about 550 B.C.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Confucius in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Confucius in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    Confucius said it was good to live in interesting times, although Mr Draghi might well be thinking 'yes but not quite this interesting...' as yet again Greece threatens to upset the European apple cart.

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    Optimists the regional distribution of the Confucius Institute, strengthen its abilities and building, and fully raise its educational standards, strengthen work on the teaching of Chinese internationally.

  3. Gary Jenkins:

    Wednesday's inflation data might determine the extent of the ECB's action, confucius said it was good to live in interesting times, although Mr Draghi might well be thinking 'yes but not quite this interesting...' as yet again Greece threatens to upset the European apple cart.

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