It seems that, for many, prefacing an expression with “Confucius says” means it will be witty, wise, clever, and not only worth hearing, but worth reflecting on.  As a result, some jokingly preface their own safe words with “Confucius says” in an attempt to add weight to them, or as a humorous way to get their friends to listen.

If you look beyond the joke however, you see a deeper meaning and truth — that a man who lived over 2000 years ago is still considered witty, and wise.  That the lessons he sought to teach are still considered with reflecting on and learning from.

Whether or not you are a follower of what Westerners have dubbed Confucianism, it seems remarkable that pearls of wisdom from 2000 years ago have not only persisted, but remained relevant for so many generations.

Confucius: A Life From Beginning to End is an Hourly History read seeking to give a little background information and context on who Confucius was, reminding the reader he was a real man, noting his goal was to make the world around him a better place, and his words of wisdom were designed to help his students do so.

Confucius, Mencius, Laozi, Zhuangzi, Xunzi: Selected Passages from the Chinese Philosophers in The Path features passages not only from Confucius, but two of his students as well as other Chinese Philosophers.  If you are looking for something to think about, you may just find it here.

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