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Confucius (551–479 BC) was a Chinese philosopher and politician.

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Did Confucius say “Signs and symbols rule the world, not words nor laws”?

It is claimed here that Confucius said: Signs and symbols rule the world, not words nor laws. Is this true? If so, in what work did he say this?
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When were the works of Confucius first translated to the West?

I want to know how much the Enlightenment philosophers knew of the works of Confucius. This page cites a translation from 1687 into Latin, while Wikipedia talks of 3 different translations before 1700,...