Preaching personal and government morality, justice, sincerity and the correctness of social relationships, Confucius' philosophies and doctrines continue to be popularly quoted centuries later. Though no texts have survived that are from his hand, his ideas were so profound that his thoughts gave rise to Confucianism. His primary teachings can be found in the Analects of Confucius. This collection of aphorisms was compiled by others long after his death. Confucius was a champion of family loyalty, honoring ancestors, respecting elders and taught a predecessor of the Golden Rule, 'do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself.'
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