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"The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools." -- Confucius
Confucius (, or ), literally "Master Kong", (traditionally September 28, 551 BC — 479 BC) was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher of the Spring and Autumn Period.

His philosophy emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. These values gained prominence in China over other doctrines, such as Legalism () or Taoism () during the Han Dynasty (206 BC — 220 AD). Confucius' thoughts have been developed into a system of philosophy known as Confucianism (). It was introduced to Europe by the Italian Jesuit Matteo Ricci, who was the first to Latinise the name as "Confucius".

His teachings may be found in the Analects of Confucius (), a collection of "brief aphoristic fragments", which was compiled many years after his death. For nearly 2,000 years he was thought to be the editor or author of all the Five Classics () such as the Classic of Rites () (editor), and the Spring and Autumn Annals () (author).

Kong Qiu (), as Confucius is commonly known, is a combination of his surname () and his given name (), and he was also known as Zhong Ni (), which is his courtesy name. He was born in 551 BC in the Lu state (This state was in the south of modern-day Shandong Province) in the later days of the Spring and Autumn Period. Confucius was from a warrior family. His father Shulianghe () was a famous warrior who had military exploits in two battles and owned a fiefdom. Confucius lost his father when he was three years old, and then his mother Yan Zhengzai () took him and left the fiefdom because as a concubine (), she wanted to avoid mistreatment from Shulianghe's formal wife. Thus, Confucius lived in poverty with his mother since childhood. With the support and encouragement of his mother, Confucius was very diligent in his studies. When Confucius was seventeen years old, his mother died as a result of illness and overwork. Three years later, Confucius married a young woman who was from the Qiguan family () of the Song state . Though he had a mild tempered wife who loved him, he left his family to strive for his ideals. Confucius sought to revive the perfect virtue of Huaxia (Chinese civilization) and the classical properties of the Western Zhou Dynasty to build a great, harmonious and humanistic society.

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Total Books: 196
Les Entretiens de Confucius
2016 - Les Entretiens De Confucius [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781520172019
ISBN-10: 152017201X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Art of War and Other Classics of Eastern Philosophy
The Analects
2016 - The Analects (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781613827864
ISBN-10: 1613827865
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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The Analects of Confucius
2016 - The Analects of Confucius (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781535502634
ISBN-10: 1535502630
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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Book of Documents Shangshu Bilingual Edition Chinese and English Chinese Classic of History
Doctrine of the Mean Bilingual Edition English and Chinese A Confucian Classic of Ancient Chinese Literature
Great Learning Bilingual Edition English and Chinese A Confucian Classic of Ancient Chinese Literature
The Analects of Confucius Bilingual Edition English and Chinese
2016 - The Analects of Confucius Bilingual Edition English and Chinese (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781533587992
ISBN-10: 153358799X
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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Confucian Analects
2016 - Confucian Analects (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781532861734
ISBN-10: 1532861737
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Politics & Social Sciences
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The Analects of Confucius Confucian Analects the Great Learning the Doctrine of the Mean
2014 - The Analects of Confucius Confucian Analects the Great Learning the Doctrine of the Mean [The Chinese Classics - Confucius] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781497505971
ISBN-10: 1497505976
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Politics & Social Sciences
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The Confucian Analects
The Teachings of Confucius
2014 - The Teachings of Confucius (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781495370342
ISBN-10: 1495370348
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Chinese Philosophy Sayings Of Confucius Sayings Of Mencius Sayings Of Lao Tzu Sayings Of Chuang Tzu And Lieh Tzu
The Proverbial Philosophy Of Confucius Quotations From The Chinese Classics For Each Day In The Year
The Discourses and Sayings of Confucius A New Special Translation Illustrated With Quotations From Goethe and Other Writers
The Sacred Books of China  The Y King
2010 - The Sacred Books of China the Y King [Volume 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780217921107
ISBN-10: 0217921108
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El Libro Canonico de La Historia de Confucianismo Confucio Traducido Prologado y Anotado Por Juan Bautista Bergua
The Chinese Classics Life and Teachings of Confucius-V2 the Life and Works of Mencius-V3 the She King Or the Book of Poetry
The Chinese Classics Volume 2
2010 - The Chinese Classics Volume 2 [Chinese Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781145722118
ISBN-10: 1145722113
Genre: History
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The Sacred Books Of China Part 2 The Yi King The Texts Of Confucianism
2010 - The Sacred Books of China Part 2 the Yi King the Texts of Confucianism [1882] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781120924322
ISBN-10: 1120924324
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Chinese Classics The Life and Works of Mencius
2010 - The Chinese Classics the Life and Works of Mencius (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142025106
ISBN-10: 1142025101
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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2010 - Schi-king Chinesiches Liederbuch [German Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - Tchong-yong Der Unwandelbare Seelengrund [1878 - German Edition] (Hardcover)
2005 - The First Ten Books [Penguin Great Ideas] (Paperback)
2005 - Entretiens Confuc [Folio 2 Euros - French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2003 - Confucius Analects [Hackett Classics Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
2003 - Philosophy [CD-ROM] (Other)
2002 - The Life and Wisdom of Confucius [Chinese Sages - Chinese Edition] (Paperback)
2000 - The Book of Rites [Selections] (Paperback)
1996 - Analects [World Classics] (Paperback)
Sayings [Mentor Books] (Paperback)
The Most Compelling Sayings By Confucius [Most Meaningful Classics in World Culture Ser.] (Hardcover)
Konfutsieva Letopis Chuntsiu Vesny I Oseni [Kitaiskii klassicheskii kanon v russkikh perevodakh - Russian Edition] (Paperback)
Lun Yu Ming Ju Xuan Yi [Mandarin Chinese Edition] (Other)
Dingzhou Han Mu Zhu Jian Lun Yu [Mandarin Chinese Edition] (Other)
Kongzi Ji Yu [Zhu zi bai jia cong shu - Mandarin Chinese Edition] (Other)
Lun Yu Bai Hua Jin Yi Lunyubaihua Jinyi [Xian Qin zhu zi jin yi cong shu - Mandarin Chinese Edition] (Other)
Preguntale a Confucio [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Palabras Del Tao [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)