Who was Kung Fu Tsu?

Back in ancient times, around 550-478 bc, there was a Chiense philosopher named Kung Fu Tsu, whose name was westernized to Confucius.

He was a servent in the government, but he wished to change his way of life and those of others by improving their standards of living.

After he gave up his job with the government, he concentrated on preaching about his philosophies and started to gather a large following.

When he was finally appointed a governor of a small district he put many of his ideas to improve social life, family loyalty, ancestor worship, respect of elders, to name but a few into practice.

Confucius has many well-known principles and quotes which are still used in everyday life today, which I have mentioned below :-

“Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself”, is one of his earliest version – the Golden Rule as it was known.

There was also:

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.

There are many more like this, which have a simple meaning but have a clear and precise message to portray to each and every human being.