Place where man laughs, sings, picks flowers, chases butterflies and pets birds, makes love with maidens and plays with children. Here he spontaneously reveals his nature, the base as well as the noble. Here also he buries his sorrows and difficulties and cherishes his ideals and hopes. It is in the garden that men discover themselves. Indeed, one discovers not only his real self but also his ideal self. He returns to his youth. Inevitably the garden is made the scene of man's merriment escapades, romantic abandonment, spiritual awakening or the perfection of his finer self.
Confucius (September 28, 551 BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity.
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