PD User  2012-07-02  Is it not delightful to have friends coming from distant quarters?
PD User  2012-07-02  The commander of the forces of a large State may be carried off, but the will of even a common man cannot be taken from him.
PD User  2012-07-02  The superior man on grounds of culture meets with his friends, and by their friendship helps his virtue.
PD User  2012-07-02  Keep what you say and carry out what you do.
PD User  2012-07-02  What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
PD User  2012-07-02  Not to mend the fault one has made is to err indeed.
PD User  2012-07-02  By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.
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Confucius has been in the United States for nearly 300 years.

Confucius (551–479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history.

A 1735 issue of the New York Weekly Journal devoted two pages to a reader's letter about the Chinese people's reverence for Confucius and several quotes from the ancient sage. "More>>

Almost all modern U.S. presidents have received 'criticism from Confucius'

The New York Times, one of the most influential newspapers in the United States, once published an article criticizing George W. Bush for his malapropism. "Confucius said that if language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion."
 
A portrait of Confucius wearing a robe with a long beard is engraved on the white exterior wall of the Supreme Court of the United States. The other two are the portraits of Moses, who introduced the Ten Commandments, and Athenian lawgiver Solon.

Different people give Confucius different meanings

After years of study, Zhang Tao, who wrote a book named "Confucius in the United States of America," found that there was no simple description to best illustrate "the image of Confucius in the eyes of the U.S. media".

But one thing is certain: in many cases, the image that the U.S. media has sculptured is very different with Confucius' own opinion.
 
Confucius has appeared in a wide variety of U.S. news articles.
•He has said, "The mind of a mean man is conversant with gain," to criticize illegal alcohol sellers.
•He has said, "If you do not understand lives, you will not understand death," to lament that Civil War veterans had difficulty in getting pensions.
•He also expressed his discontent over tax increases because it could not "satisfy people near and far."

US media: China is a 'Confucian country'

Confucius had been a symbol of a foreign civilization for more than 100 years since then until the mid-19th century, when a large number of Chinese workers went to the United States to join the West Coast Gold Rush. From then on, the U.S. media began forming a clearer understanding of Confucius.
 

Confucius and Chinese people in eyes of Americans

Confucius and Washington defend world peace together

Renowned Chinese scholar Lin Yutang wrote in an article published on the Christian Science Monitor that Confucius, who was born thousands of years ago, held the same belief as U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull that moral order was crucial for peace.
 

Confucius helps China-U.S. express mutual goodwill and respect

Confucius institutes propagate China and its culture

Confucius in Houston

Confucius in Universities of Pittsburgh

Confucius in New York

Confucius in University of California