What are the teachings of Confucius?

Basically, Confuscius advocated a polite, orderly society. The basic reference source for Confucianism is the I Ching. Even though that book is often used for the purpose of divination, it is actually a compilation of Confucian wisdom. Edited: MAIN TEACHINGS: 1. Proper social behaviour: Everyone has roles and duties to be carried out. If the rulers does his duty(rules fairly& wisely), and all the people behave properly( respect to the rulers) there will be peace & harmony. 2. Others before self: to place the interest of their family, community and nation before their own. 3. Filial piety: Obey and respect their parents.