said: "If a state is governed by the principles of reason, poverty and misery are subjects of shame; if a state is not governed by the principles of reason, riches and honors are subjects of shame.
In such a soil grew Homer and Confucius and the rest, and out of such a wilderness comes the Reformer eating locusts and wild honey.
Confucius says,--"The skins of the tiger and the leopard, when they are tanned, are as the skins of the dog and the sheep tanned.
There Passepartout beheld beautiful fir and cedar groves, sacred gates of a singular architecture, bridges half hid in the midst of bamboos and reeds, temples shaded by immense cedar-trees, holy retreats where were sheltered Buddhist priests and sectaries of Confucius
, and interminable streets, where a perfect harvest of rose-tinted and red-cheeked children, who looked as if they had been cut out of Japanese screens, and who were playing in the midst of short-legged poodles and yellowish cats, might have been gathered.
All things in these Odes collected by Confucius
belong to the surface of life; they are the work of those who easily plough light furrows, knowing nothing of hidden gold.
We obtained a sufficient foundation for it by throwing into the slough some editions of books of morality, volumes of French philosophy and German rationalism; tracts, sermons, and essays of modern clergymen; extracts from Plato, Confucius
, and various Hindoo sages together with a few ingenious commentaries upon texts of Scripture,--all of which by some scientific process, have been converted into a mass like granite.
and you are both dreams; and I who say you are dreams--I am but a dream myself.
said, "To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
the most wealthy of the heathen countries; for if they expected to bring no gains to their Church by it, it may well be admired how they came to admit the Chinese Confucius
into the calendar of the Christian saints.
says: "He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.
Despite fruitful comparisons between the discipline of becoming human for Confucius
and the life of discipleship in Christ, he underplays the drama of sin and redemption and, therefore, the depth of God's forgiving grace in the sacrifice of Christ.
(PG) Verdict: CHOW Yun-Fat is arguably China's best dramatic actor, so who better to offer a gentle assertiveness as the commoner turned legendary sage and teacher Confucius