“Confucius” is 2010 Chinese biographical fantasy adventure drama film, written and directed by Hu Mei, starring Chow Yun-fat as the titular Chinese philosopher. The film was screened on 2009 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the 2,560th birthday of Confucius himself.
The sayings of Confucius were remembered by his followers and were later compiled in a book of “The Analects”. Through them we discover Confucius’ sayings on virtues, such as the positive character traits, to which we should aspire, the respect which children owe to parents and wives owe to husbands, sisters to brothers, and everyone to ancestors. When such virtue is cultivated in the home, it is supposed to carry over into one’s relations in affairs of state as well.
Words of Wisdom from Confucius
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
When you say something, say what you know. When you don’t know something, say you don’t know. That is knowledge.
Study the past if you would define the future.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Confucius is known to be one of the greatest philosophers of all time. He influenced great leaders, thinkers and philosophers bringing unparalleled wisdom far and wide. His ideas and insights in life educated people worlwide. Analects is said to be written around 500 B.C. that his teachings reached ethical and religious enlightenment during his times up to the present.