7 Of Confucius’ Most Famous Quotes

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Confucius was an influential Chinese philosopher, teacher and political figure known for his popular adages and for his models of social interaction.

Confucius died on November 21, 479 B.C. in Qufu, China, a year after losing his son, Tzu-lu, in battle. As of the fourth century B.C., Confucius was regarded as a sage who had deserved greater recognition in his time.

By the second century B.C., during China’s first Han Dynasty, his ideas became the foundation of the state ideology.

Today he is widely considered one of the most influential teachers in Chinese history. Following are 7 of his most famous quotes:

1. “Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.”

A woman looking through binders on a shelf.
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This is the “Golden Rule” that most of us were taught as a child: “Do unto others as you would have done unto you.”

This is such a simple rule that can have a profound effect on your life and the lives of those around you.