Confucius

The Examined Life

Ever since I started searching the Internet I started collecting quotes.  I opened a file and every time I came across a quote that made a connection, I’d add it to the file.  It didn’t take long to discover a pattern – that true wisdom … Read More

The Task of a True Statesman

Sitting in a Chinese restaurant, I remember opening a “fortune cookie” which read:  Confucius say… Wealth and renown gained without honor are nothing but drifting clouds.

More than 2,500 years later, the Chinese philosopher and social thinker would probably laugh to discover that much of … Read More

The Golden Rule

“Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.” – Confucius, early Chinese teacher-philosopher

One of the best (and most difficult to practice) definitions of the Golden Rule comes from former Hampton Honors College student Courtney Thompson.

It’s a short, but powerful essay … Read More