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Confucius

by Amy from Taipei

Confucius was born in the Spring and Autumn period, which is a period of time that people wanted to be philosophers. People were not allowed to express their own ideas, the government wanted them to only listen to a certain kind of thought, so people kept silent. However, some people still held private schools to express their thoughts.

Confucius was born in the state of Lu in 551 BC. His father Kong died when Confucius was young. His mother Zhengzai taught him alone till he grew up. His mother died before 40. He started out as the governor of a small town and worked his way up till he became an adviser at the top levels of government. After that he became a teacher because he wanted everyone to learn.

The most important thing that Confucius has left is "The Analects", which is a book recorded what he had spoken. Here are some famous quotes- " When three people walk together, there must be one who can teach me. Learn from the good one but not the bad one." "The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress" The Analects has taught people a lot. By the way, it is one of the most important books in the Chinese history!

One of Confucius' famous and beloved students is Yan Hui. He loved his teacher and learning. He could learn by analogy. He wasn't rich but he lived a satisfying life . Duanmu Ci is another student of Confucius', he had mental sharpness and ability, and he was the most eloquent speaker among Confucius' students.

Confucius' words had made lots of people think twice before doing things. Everything that he said was with a moral. The Analects is now published in different languages, so people around the world can also understand what he wanted to tell his students. Chinese and Taiwanese students also have to learn about it. The reason why we want to choose Confucius as our hero is that we think he had taught us a lot of ways to face our future. He is a really important teacher in the Chinese history.

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Last edited 12/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

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