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Webberlily09-28-2011 09:46 PM

Confucius says to read the Sept 29 DCT
 
Sept 29 is Confucius Day.

Confucius is one of the world's greatest philosophers, and perhaps the first. He lived in China from 551 BC to 479 BC. (Can you figure out how old he was when he died?) He was a teacher, a politician and a philosopher, and gave the world 499 famous sayings. His teachings may be found in the Analects of Confucius (論語), a collection of "brief aphoristic fragments", which was compiled many years after his death.

Note that you'll often hear jokes starting with "Confucius says... " and some silly joke. If it's funny, it's not a true saying. Here are a few real ones:

-The Golden Rule: yes this originates with Confucius, "Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself."

-"To know your faults and be able to change is the greatest virtue."

-" With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my crooked arm for a pillow, is not joy to be found therein? Riches and honors acquired through unrighteousness are to me as the floating clouds."

-" Knowledge is recognizing what you know and what you don't."

-"Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star."

-"Respect yourself and others will respect you."

-"Reviewing the day's lessons. Isn't it joyful? Friends come from far. Isn't it delightful? One has never been angry at other's misunderstanding. Isn't he a respectable man?" This last one was chanted at the opening of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing China.

Speaking of the day's lessons, I hope your homework is all done. :)
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

WolvesRGr8t09-28-2011 09:47 PM

Re: Confucius says to read the Sept 29 DCT
 
konichiwa.

lazygal09-28-2011 09:47 PM

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Wow that was fast!

Ladykristy09-28-2011 09:48 PM

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hellooooo!!

Webberlily09-28-2011 09:48 PM

Re: Confucius says to read the Sept 29 DCT
 
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Originally Posted by WolvesRGr8t (Post 24891856)
konichiwa.

Congrats on first post, Wolves! :)
Quote:

Originally Posted by lazygal (Post 24891858)
Wow that was fast!

You were fast too, congrats on second post, LG! :) :)

WolvesRGr8t09-28-2011 09:49 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Ladykristy (Post 24891861)
hellooooo!!

your avvie is love

Webberlily09-28-2011 09:49 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Ladykristy (Post 24891861)
hellooooo!!

Congrats on third post, Ladykristy! :) :) :)

Bojoness09-28-2011 09:49 PM

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hey .

Ladykristy09-28-2011 09:49 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by WolvesRGr8t (Post 24891867)
your avvie is love

yesss
: D
thank you

lazygal09-28-2011 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Webberlily (Post 24891862)
Congrats on first post, Wolves! :)
You were fast too, congrats on second post, LG! :) :)

Thank you Webberlily!


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