Associations to the word «Confucius»

Wiktionary

CONFUCIUS, proper noun. Western name of Kong Qiu (孔丘), an influential Chinese philosopher who lived 551 BCE – 479 BCE.
CONFUCIUS, proper noun. (very rare) A male given name.

Dictionary definition

CONFUCIUS, noun. Chinese philosopher whose ideas and sayings were collected after his death and became the basis of a philosophical doctrine known a Confucianism (circa 551-478 BC).

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca