The great Chinese philosopher Confucius put forward a timeless and important doctrine: The rectification of names.
Sora's Chinese name has more than 41 million page hits on Google, exceeding that of Mao Zedong, Yao Ming, or Confucius.
Who can estimate the enormous influence of Confucius and Laotse in moulding and rendering uniform the culture of China?
Like Confucius, he received the great sacrifice of oxen, sheep and pigs.
No wonder that Confucius found filial piety beyond his powers of definition.
It is impossible to tell how much Confucius did for these old books.
Appeal to the teaching of Confucius, and every Chinaman will treat you with respect, and at least try to appear guided by it.
Our religion, founded in the faith of Confucius, seems satisfying to us.
Confucius the great Chinese philosopher was eminently good as well as wise.
But the other is the bible of the Chinese, and some of them believe Confucius was a god.
1837, Latinization of Chinese K'ung Fu-tzu "K'ung the philosopher (or Master)" (c.551 B.C.E.-c.479 B.C.E.). The name first appears in a Latin publication of Chinese works (Paris, 1687). Connection with the martial arts kung-fu is obscure, uncertain. His philosophy based on the Golden Rule: "What you do not like when done to yourself do not do to others." Related: Confucian (adj., 1837); Confucianism (1846).