he grew up to be quiet, thoughtful, and studious. as confucius watched the people around him, he became eager to help them. at last he left his family and started out his students to be honest and kind, and to honor their parents. he taught them that a good man never lets himself get angry. many of his savings were gathered together and written down. one of his famous savings is “do not do to others what you do not wish others to do to you. “ for years he wandered from province to province spreading his ideas to all who would listen to him.