Bringing the Historical Confucius to Life, NYTimes
The Musée Guimet in Paris has set out to bridge the gap between East and West by devoting an exhibition to this central pillar of Asian thought.
Provincial Museum of Shandong
Confucius, as portrayed in a silk painting.
By all accounts, he was a man devoted to learning (...).
In Book 2, Verse 4, of the Analects, he is quoted as summarizing his life in typically philosophical terms: "The Master said, `At 15, I had my mind bent on learning. At 30, I stood firm. At 40, I had no doubts. At 50, I knew the decrees of Heaven. At 60, my ear was an obedient organ for the reception of truth. At 70, I could follow what my heart desired, without transgressing what was right."