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Book of Confucius Ideology Chapter Four

Updated on December 5, 2015

Passage Sixty Seven


English Translation

Confucius said: If you want to live with somebody, live with somebody that is humane, it is the best choice. If you are choosing a place to live, it is intelligent to avoid living with those who are not humane.

Note: If you live in ISIS control territory, you would be executed for not been a Sunni Muslim. If you lived in Spain, during the era of Spanish Inquisition, you would be burned alive, for not following Catholicism, thus proving it is unwise, to live with people who are not humane.

Passage Sixty Eight


English Translation

Confucius said: People, who are not moral, cannot stand been poor and they can't be happy. Even if he is poor, a person who is humane can find peace in poverty. An intelligent person knows to follow those who are humane.

Passage Sixty Nine


Confucius said: Only a truly humane person can truly love somebody and can hate somebody for the right reason.

Note: ISIS and Taliban hated people, for been of different religion. Nazi hate people for been Jews. Inquisition era Catholic Church, hate people for not been Catholic. Modern Christian extremists, hate people for been sinners, in relationship to their religion.

Passage Seventy


English Translation

Confucius said: Once you become a humane person, you won't want to conduct evil.

Note: Thus we can argue, in Confucius ideology, an evil act must be anti-humane. Thus, we can argue, within Confucius ideology, disregards to whether it is in relationship to Confucius ideology, Muslim faith, Catholicism or any other ideology, if something isn't anti-humane, it is not evil, even if it is a sin (including homosexuality) or not moral.

Passage Seventy One


English Translation

Confucius said: Been rich, powerful and famous is something everybody desire, but if you gain it via an unjust method, no true gentlemen would accept it. Everybody hate been a poor nobody, but no true gentlemen would try to get out of that status, using methods that are unjust. A gentleman is not a real gentleman if he is not humane. So, a true gentleman would not conduct action that is anti-humane, even if it is just to get a meal or in the face of an emergency.

Passage Seventy Two


English Translation

Confucius said: I have never seen a person who loves to be humane and doesn't hate a person, who lacks humanity. Those who love humanity believe humane is holy, so he dislikes a person who is not humane.

Passage Seventy Three


English Translation

Confucius said: Every person would make different sort of mistakes. By observing the mistake a person made, we can see if this person is humane.

Passage Seventy Four


Confucius said: If you can understand the principle in the morning, then even if you died that night, you would still have nothing to regrade.

Passage Seventy Five


Confucius said: A scholar or paladin seeking the true principle, yet, is embarrassed by the fact he is poor, he is not worth talking to.

Passage Seventy Six


English Translation

Confucius said: When dealing with issues of the world, a true gentleman doesn’t force it, don't disagree for no good reason. Everything he does, he acts according to justice.

Passage Seventy Seven


English Translation

Confucius said: A true gentleman's heart is moral, a savage's heart only care about how much land he has. A true gentleman care about the law, a savage only care about what can he get.

Passage Seventy Eight


English Translation

Confucius said: Those who only care about their own interest, when doing things, will make a lot of enemies.

Passage Seventy Nine


English Translation

Confucius said: Can we rule a nation using manners? Of course, how else should you rule a nation?

Passage Eighty


English Translation

Confucius said: Don't be worry about not been a Lord. Worry about becoming a Lord, but don't have the wisdom to govern. Don't be afraid of people not noticing you. You need to do, what you can, to let people understand you.

Passage Eighty One


Confucius said: Zengseng! My teachings all follow a single basic principle.

Zhengzih replied: Yes,

After Confucius left, the other student asked Zhenzih: What do master mean by that?

Zhengzih replied: The principle of Master's teaching is loyalty and forgiveness.

Passage Eighty Two


English Translation

Confucius said: A gentleman knows justice. A savage knows profit.

Passage Eighty Three


English Translation

Confucius said: When coming across a man of virtual, we must learn from him. When we come across a man of no virtual, you must do revision upon yourself, to see whether you have the same flaw.

Note: When the Taliban go around persecuting people because they felt it is a sin in their religion, it is inappropriate, because forcing others to obey their interpretation of their religion and punishing people for disobeying it, is a violation of human right. We even frown upon some Middle Eastern nation, for practicing Sharia law. But when we go around condemning people, under the name "it is a sin" and want the law to reinforce the law of Christianity or Catholicism, are we doing any different? Prior to 1980s, Ireland had the Catholic Church Home for Unwed Mother, which is really a privately run prison, where the Catholic church has the authority to throw unwed mothers into this prison and confiscate their custody of their baby. Because according to Catholicism been an unwed mother is a sin. Isn't that practicing a Christian version of the religious law? Minus using the suicide bombers, is that any different from the Taliban? (The article is glad to inform the readers that to the best of the article’s knowledge, the Catholic Church Home for Unwed Mothers, have been shut down and the Irish government had apologised for it.)

Passage Eighty Four


English Translation

Confucius said: When your parents are wrong, you need to persuade them to the right view, peacefully, when they refuse to listen to you, you need to respect them and forgive them.

Passage Eighty Five


English Translation

Confucius said: When your parents are alive, you should not travel far. If you must travel far, your parents must know where you are.

Passage Eighty Six


Confucius said: If you don't change your father's principles for three years, we can consider you as honouring your parents.

Passage Eighty Seven


English Translation

Confucius said: You must know about your parent's age. Because, they might be happy for increasing their age, but been old also give them reasons to be more fearful.

Passage Eighty Eight


English Translation

Confucius said: Ancient people don't talk easily because they are afraid of making promises they cannot keep.

Passage Eighty Nine


English Translation

Confucius said: If the rules are strict, you are less likely to make mistakes.

Passage Ninety


English Translation

Confucius said: When you speak, you must be as brief and clear, as possible. When you do something, you must be agile.

Passage Ninety One


English Translation

Confucius said: An ethical person won't be lonely. He would have likeminded friends.

Passage Ninety Two


English Translation

Zihyou said: When you are working for a Lord, been a nag, would lead to you been disgraced. If you like to nag, in front of friends, it would lead to people, wanting to be, distant from you.

This article's translation of key word





禮=polite, manner


義=justice, just

士=paladin, scholar

仁=humane, kind

文=culture, scholar









儉=cheap, economical

讓=make way

信=honest, true to one's word, keep one's word, faith, believe

德=moral, kindness, ethnic

道=just, justice, principle, thinking, road


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