Confucianism vs. Taoism

What is the difference?

Compare and Contrast

In Confucianism the followers believe in following philosophical teachings and phrases. They and more based of of ethics rather than and religion. Taoist also study philosophical phrases and teachings but also use dietary followings, meditation, and other martial art methods.

Government under Confucianism.

In a government ran by Confucianism, the leaders would have to study and read confucian writing like the "Four Books" and the "Five Classics." The leaders would have to preform good deeds and other events to set a good example for their society.


An Asian family influenced by Confucius' teaching would believe in the filial piety. Which is based off of the ideas that you devote yourself to your parents and seek to them at all times. Also, that you respect them for they are your elders.

Taoism and everyday life.

Taoist have developed way to mix martial arts and meditation in to there daily lives and have been found to study and practice naturalism and being simplistic.


In Confucianism and Taoism, saying are the main studies. they live by these sayings like treat others as you would want to be treated. This being said they each use these to live there life in simplicity.