An Appropriate Quotation from Confucius

As Everything Dinosaur team members are currently running around the country delivering lots of dinosaur and prehistoric animal themed workshops in schools, we hardly have time to pause for breath let alone appreciate how lucky we are to have such fantastic jobs.  A colleague came across this wonderful quotation, attributed to the great Chinese teacher and philosopher Confucius, who, coincidentally, was born in this month (September), but some 2,567 years ago.  The quotation is worth remembering as we commence our next round of dinosaur workshops.

Confucius Quotation

Confucius said:

“Choose a job that you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

That’s something that we will have to remember as we whizz from school to school.  Wise words indeed and from a sage who also had a species of Early Cretaceous bird named after him (Confuciusornis sanctus).  In fact, not only does Confucius have the prestige of a genus name but a whole Order of ancient prehistoric birds were named in his honour – Confuciusornithiformes.

A Model of Confuciusornis sanctus

PNSO Confuciusornis model. Cretaceous birds.

“A bird in the hand”, the Confuciusornis model from PNSO.  Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

The model in the picture is the PNSO Confuciusornis.

To view the PNSO range of dinosaurs and prehistoric animals: Age of Dinosaurs from PNSO.

Dinosaur Workshops

Everything Dinosaur has built a strong reputation for delivering excellent fossil and dinosaur workshops. Our work in schools has been praised by teachers and teaching assistants. This service has proved extremely popular with schools in England and Wales.

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