Confucius had many followers but he did not claim to be divine even though his insights could be considered inspired by such or from such a source. he along with many prophets and teachers in history have shared their insights with us. we know that he existed just as the Buddha and Ghandi. even einstein was a humanitarian among many others. even today, many people have been inspired or learned and have shared their wisdom and insights with us. from the humblest of people to the most educated of people. many of these can strike a chord with us or we may have figured out ourselves through life. true wisdom has no class boundaries. he was a very wise man. notice even the golden rule as one of his quotes. this is a fraction of his quotes: By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. Confucius Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucius Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven. Confucius Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire. Confucius Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. Confucius Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage. Confucius Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs. Confucius He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it. Confucius He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger. Confucius He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good. Confucius Heaven means to be one with God. Confucius I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. Confucius I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand. Confucius I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being. Confucius I will not be concerned at other men's not knowing me;I will be concerned at my own want of ability n a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of. Confucius Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, see to the (be?) worthy of being known. Confucius It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get. Confucius It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. Confucius Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous. Confucius Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself! Confucius Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself. Confucius Never give a sword to a man who can't dance. Confucius Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator. Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. Confucius Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. Confucius The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action. Confucius The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has. Confucius The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. Confucius The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later. Confucius The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort. Confucius The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.