Descendant of the royal house of Shang, the dynasty that ruled China from about 1122 B.C.E. to 221 B.C.E, Confucius is one of the greatest teachers in Chinese history and the most famous Eastern philosopher of all time. His teachings have deeply influenced East Asian life and thought and are expressed in the form of aphorisms which are open to numerous interpretations. His teachings are essentially centered on moral issues, social relationships, the value of a virtuous life and filial piety. Not only that, he also stresses upon attaining inner moral harmony and how teachers and rulers play a vital role in the success of a wider society. Here are 10 powerful life lessons based on the philosophy of this revered Chinese thinker we all need to remember in order to help us live a more healthy and fulfilling life.
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It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
If you stay consistent and keep moving down the right path, you’ll get what you’re looking for.
Never form a friendship with a man who is not better than you.
Make sure that you have the right friends and you treat them well.