Wisdom

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What Is Confucianism?

What Is Confucianism? Confucianism (儒家, rújiā, literally “The School of the Scholars“; or, less accurately, 孔教 kŏng jiào, “The Religion of Kong”) is an East Asian school of ethical, philosophical, and (more contentiously) religious thought originally developed from the teachings of the early Chinese sage Confucius (551 – 479 B.C.E.). As a school of thought, it...

The gates of the Temple of Confucius in Datong, Shanxi.

Confucianism Explained

Confucianism Explained By Confucianism is meant the complex system of moral, social, political, and religious teaching built up by Confucius on the ancient Chinese traditions, and perpetuated as the State religion down to the present day. Confucianism aims at making not simply the man of virtue, but the man of...

Allegory of Prudence on the tomb of Francis II, Duke of Brittany The female face depicts Francis' daughter Anne of Brittany.

What Is Prudence?

What Is Prudence? Prudence is from Latin prudentia, contracted from providentia, meaning seeing ahead. One of the four cardinal virtues. Definitions of it are plentiful from Aristotle down. His “recta ratio agibilium” has the merits of brevity and inclusiveness. Father Rickaby aptly renders it as “right reason applied to practice”. A fuller description...

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Prudence: Mother of All Virtues

Prudence: Mother of All Virtues Prudence, the “mother” of all of the virtues, is the virtue by which a person recognizes his moral duty and the good means to accomplish it. I keep hearing about the importance of virtue and being virtuous, but no one explains what virtue is. Why...

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Observation Quotes

Observation Quotes We have collected and put the best observation quotes. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. Observation is the active acquisition of information from a primary source. In living beings, observation employs the senses. In science, observation can...

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Educational Services Are Spreading Throughout The World

Educational Services Are Spreading Throughout The World This article covers the importance of education and educational services. Why Education? Many things have been said and written about education. We will approach this subject from three interrelated angles: human-psychological, national-social, and universal. We have been under the serious influence of contemporary...

A warning sign in Afrikaans: Gevaar Slagysters or "Danger, Bear Traps".

Afrikaans Proverbs

Afrikaans Proverbs A collection of Afrikaans Proverbs to inspire you. Wise Afrikaans Sayings in the form of proverbs that have been passed down for generations. May these Afrikaans Proverbs inspire you to never give up and keep working towards your goals. Who knows—success could be just around the corner. Afrikaans...

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Buddhist Prayers

Buddhist Prayers Buddhism is the world’s fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, known as Buddhists. Buddhism encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs, and spiritual practices largely based on original teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha and resulting interpreted philosophies. Buddhism originated in ancient India as a Sramana tradition sometime between the sixth and fourth centuries B.C.E., spreading through much of...

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Hell Quotes

Hell Quotes We have collected and put the best Hell quotes from around the world. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. May these Hell quotes on many subjects inspire you to never give up and keep working towards...

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Canadian Proverbs

Canadian Proverbs and Canadian Sayings We have collected and put the best Canadian Proverbs and Canadian Sayings. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. May these Aboriginal Canadian Proverbs and Canadian Sayings inspire you to never give up and...

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Turkish Folktales

Turkish Folktales We have collected and put Turkish Folktales. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. The tradition of folklore—folktales, jokes, legends, and the like—in the Turkish language is very rich, and is incorporated into everyday life and events. Folk...

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Told in the Coffee House – Turkish Tales

Told in the Coffee House Turkish Tales Cyrus Adler and Allan Ramsay have collected and put the best Told in the Coffee House – Turkish Tales. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. PREFACE In the course of a...

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Turkish Folklore

Turkish Folklore Turkish folklore, folktales, jokes, legends, and the like—in the Turkish language is very rich, and is incorporated into everyday life and events. Turkish folklore Nasreddin Hoca Main article: Nasreddin Hoca Perhaps the most popular figure in the tradition is Nasreddin, (known as Nasreddin Hoca, or “teacher Nasreddin”, in Turkish), who is...

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Zulu Folktales

Zulu Folktales We have collected and put the best Zulu Folktales. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. Zulu people (amaZulu) are an Nguni ethnic group in Southern Africa. The Zulu people are the largest ethnic group and nation in South Africa with an...

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Tanzanian Folktales

Tanzanian Folktales We have collected and put the best Tanzanian Folktales. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. Tanzanian literature was primarily oral. Major oral literary forms include folktales, poems, riddles, proverbs, and songs. The majority of the oral...

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Nigerian Folktales

Nigerian Folktales We have collected and put the best Nigerian Folktales. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. Nigerian folklore include proverbs, myths, “just so” stories, and riddles. “Just so” stories are designed to explain features of an animal,...

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Yoruba Folktales

Yoruba Folktales The Yoruba folktales are very numerous. The word now commonly used to mean one of these popular fables is alo, which more properly means a riddle, or something invented, literally something twisted, or inverted. A reciter of tales, called an akpalo (kpa-alo) “maker of alo,” is a personage highly esteemed, and...

Carved ceremonial ivory containers from the Yoruba polity of Owo, which flourished 1400–1600

Yoruba Proverbs

Yoruba Proverbs Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Yoruba Proverbs, Yoruba quotes, and Yoruba sayings, collected over the years from a variety of sources. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. Please DO page find from...

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African Folktales

African Folktales We have small collection of African Folktales for you. Enjoy and share with your friends. African Folktales aren’t just stories, they’re living pieces of history and culture to those who tell them. Many of the stories bear characteristics that belong to the region from which they came, and...

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African-American Folktales

African-American Folktales African-American folktales are the storytelling and oral history of enslaved African Americans during the 1700-1900s. Many are unique to the African-American culture, while others are influenced by African, European, and Native American tales. See also: African Folktales Overview African-American folktales are a storytelling tradition based in Africa containing...