Friday Essay: an introduction to Confucius, his ideas and their lasting relevance

The man widely known in the English language as Confucius was born around 551 BCE in today’s southern Shandong Province. Confucius is the phonic translation of the Chinese word Kong fuzi 孔夫子, in which Kong 孔 was his surname and fuzi is an honorific for learned men. Widely credited for creating the system of thought we now call Confucianism, this learned man insisted he was “not a maker but a transmitter”, merely “believing in and loving the ancients”. In this, Confucius could be seen as acting modestly and humbly, virtues he thought of highly. Or, as Kang Youwei — a...
Picture for Friday Essay: an introduction to Confucius, his ideas and their lasting relevance

10 Quotes by Confucius That Will Change Your Life Forever

Confucius (551– 479 BC) was a Chinese philosopher and politician. His philosophy, known as Confucianism, is mainly known for personal and governmental morality, the correctness of social relationships, justice, and honesty. Confucius is famous for being one of the most important and influential individuals shaping our history. His philosophy enormously affected people all over the world and is still dominant.

Confucius Uses Pegasus Spyware-related Lures to Target Pakistani Military

While investigating the Confucius threat actor, we found a recent spear phishing campaign that utilizes Pegasus spyware-related lures to entice victims into opening a malicious document downloading a file stealer. By: Daniel Lunghi. August 17, 2021. While investigating the Confucius threat actor, we found a recent spear phishing campaign that...

Eastern Philosophy Explained: From the Buddha to Confucius and Haiku to the Tea Ceremony

There was a time, not so long ago in human history, when practically no Westerners looked to the East for wisdom. But from our perspective today, this kind of philosophical seeking has been going on long enough to feel natural. When times get trying, you might turn to the Buddha, Lao Tzu, or even Confucius for wisdom as soon as you would to any other figure, no matter your culture of origin. And here in the 21st century, introductions to their thought lie closer than ever to hand: on The School of Life’s “Eastern philosophy” Youtube playlist, you’ll find primers on these influential sages and others besides, all playfully animated and narrated by Alain de Botton.
The Post and Courier

Aging for Amateurs: More about masks and Confucius on noble behavior

A letter to the editor of this newspaper two weeks ago described mask-wearing in fully vaccinated folks as protecting the mask-wearers from unvaccinated people. That’s true, but it also protects the unvaccinated from the rare but possible spread of COVID-19 from fully vaccinated individuals (who might or might not have symptoms).

University of Idaho decides to no longer host the Confucius institute

Since 2013, on the third floor of the Administration building, the Confucius Institute has been a place where students wanting to know more about Chinese culture and language could go. However, at the end of this semester, it will no longer be around. For those not familiar with the Confucius...
Spencer Daily Reporter

Confucius say

“Confucius say" jokes have been around a long time. Confucius say man who drive like hell, bound to get there. Confucius say two wrongs not make right, but two rights make u-turn. But what about "Confucius quotes"? These would be utterances he actually uttered. Here are examples: "I hear, and I forget; I see, and I remember; I do, and I understand." Then there's "Respect yourself, and others will respect you."