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Confucius
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When a man comes to me, I accept him at his best, not at his worst. Why make so much ado? When a man washes his hands before paying a visit, and you receive him in that clean state, you do not thereby stand surety for his always having been clean in the past. Confucius
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Here is an example of Confucius sayings: "It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop." In a few words, Confucius teaches us about patience, perseverance, discipline, and hard work. But if you probe further, you will see more layers. Confucius' philosophies have significantly influenced spiritual and social thought. His views bear insight and depth of wisdom. You can apply his teachings in every sphere of life. Confucius' profound teachings are based on humanism. Confucius
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To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right. Confucius
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Love thy neighbor as thyself: Do not to others what thou wouldn't not wish be done to thyself: Forgive injuries. Forgive thy enemy, be reconciled to him, give him assistance, invoke God in his behalf. Confucius
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To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge. Confucius
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Consideration for others is the basic of a good life, a good society. Confucius
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He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own. Confucius
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If a man take no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand. Confucius
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The superior man wishes to be slow in his words and earnest in his conduct. Confucius
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Only one who bursts with enthusiasm do I instruct; Only one who bubbles with excitement do I enlighten. If I hold up one corner and you do not come back to me with the other three, I do not continue the lesson. Confucius
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A gentleman is ashamed to let his words outrun his deeds. Confucius
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With a heavy load and a long journey Confucius
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On matters beyond his ken a gentleman speaks with caution. If names are not right, words are misused. When words are misused, affairs go wrong. When affairs go wrong, courtesy and music droop, law and justice fail. And when law and justice fail them, a people can move neither hand nor foot. So a gentleman must be ready to put names in speech, to put words into deeds. A gentleman is nowise careless of words. Confucius
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The whole end of speech is to be understood. Confucius
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He who wished to secure the good of others, has already secured his own. Confucius
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The proper man understands equity, the small man profits. Confucius
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We take greater pains to persuade others that we are happy than in endeavoring to think so ourselves Confucius
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Don't worry that other people don't know you; worry that you don't know other people. Confucius
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An angry person is always full of poison. Confucius
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The commander of the forces of a large State may be carried off, but the will of even a common man cannot be taken from him. Confucius
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The way of Heaven and Earth may be completely declared in one sentence: They are without any doubleness, and so they produce things in a manner that is unfathomable. Confucius
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The more people know, the more they forgive. Confucius
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He Who Knows And Knows That He Knows Is A Wise Man - Follow Him; He Who Knows Not And Knows Not That He Knows Not Is A Fool - Shun Him Confucius
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I do not open up the truth to one who is not eager to get knowledge, nor help out any one who is not anxious to explain himself. When I have presented one corner of a subject to any one, and he cannot from it learn the other three, I do not repeat my lesson. Confucius
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When one cultivates to the utmost the principles of his nature, and exercises them on the principle of reciprocity, he is not far from the path. What you do not like when done to yourself, do not do to others. Confucius
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The administration of government lies in getting proper men. Such men are to be got by means of the ruler's own character. That character is to be cultivated by his treading in the ways of duty. And the treading those ways of duty is to be cultivated by the cherishing of benevolence. Confucius
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To understand yourself is the key to wisdom. Confucius
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Love of goodness without love of learning degenerates into simple-mindedness. Love of knowledge without love of learning degenerates into utter lack of principle. Love of faithfulness without love of learning degenerates into injurious disregard of consequences. Love of uprightness without love of learning degenerates into harshness. Love of courage without love of learning degenerates into insubordination. Love of strong character without love of learning degenerates into mere recklessness. Confucius
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But if you do not have the Tao yourself, what business have you spending your time in vain efforts to bring corrupt politicians into the right path? Confucius
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Man who eat many prunes get good run for money. Confucius
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The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. Confucius
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The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me you don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step the man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. Confucius
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Silence is the true friend that never betrays. Confucius
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If one learns from others, but does not think, one will be bewildered. If, on the other hand, one thinks but does not learn from others, one will be in peril. Confucius
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The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress. Confucius
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To think twice is quite enough. Confucius
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When a person should be spoken with, and you don't speak with them, you lose them. When a person shouldn't be spoken with and you speak to them, you waste your breath. The wise do not lose people, nor do they waste their breath. Confucius
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Men's natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart. Confucius
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There are three things which the superior man guards against. In youth...lust. When he is strong...quarrelsomeness. When he is old...covetousness. Confucius
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If language be not in accordance with the truth of things, affairs cannot be carried on to success. Confucius
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Grieve not that men do not know you; grieve that you do not know men. Confucius
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The man of perfect virtue, wishing to be established himself, seeks also to establish others; wishing to be enlarged himself, he seeks also to enlarge others. Confucius
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The great man is sparing in words but prodigal in deeds. Confucius
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If you did not do so for the sake of riches,You must have done so for the sake of novelty. Confucius
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Love makes a spot beautiful: who chooses not to dwell in love, has he got wisdom? Confucius
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Be loyal and trustworthy. Do not befriend anyone who is lower than yourself in this regard. Confucius
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The superior man has a dignified ease without pride. The mean man has pride without a dignified ease. Confucius
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To be poor without murmuring is difficult. To be rich without being proud is easy. Confucius
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To find the Tao, there is nowhere you need to search. If it is not inside you, it is not the Tao. Confucius
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Those who do not study are only cattle dressed up in men's clothes. Confucius
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place where man laughs, sings, picks flowers, chases butterflies and pets birds, makes love with maidens, and plays with children. Here he spontaneously reveals his nature, the base as well as the noble. Here also he buries his sorrows and difficulties and cherishes his ideals and hopes. It is in the garden that men discover themselves. Indeed one discovers not only his real self but also his ideal self?he returns to his youth. Inevitably the garden is made the scene of man's merriment, escapades, romantic abandonment, spiritual awakening or the perfection of his finer self. Confucius
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Labor, but slight not meditation; meditate, but slight not labor. Confucius
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If I am virtuous and worthy, for whom should I not maintain a proper concern? Confucius
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If the gentleman is not serious, he will not be respected, and his learning will not be on a firm foundation. He considers loyalty and faithfulness to be fundamental, has no friends who are not like him, and when he has made mistakes, he is not afraid of correcting them. Confucius
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Seek Not Every Quality In One Individual. Confucius
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The superior man sets his person at rest before he moves; he composes his mind before he speaks. Confucius
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The superior person is in harmony, but does not follow the crowd. The lesser person follows the crowd, but is not in harmony. Confucius
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Sincerity is the way of heaven. Confucius
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It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great. Confucius
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You do not understand even life. How can you understand death? Confucius
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Not feeling compassion for a stranger is like not feeling when one's foot has caught fire Confucius
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Do not treat others as you yourself would not be treated. Confucius
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Study the past if you would define the future. I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there. Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous. Confucius
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First there must be order and harmony within your own mind. Then this order will spread to your family, then to the community, and finally to your entire kingdom. Only then can you have peace and harmony. Confucius
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Ah, music, sacred tongue of God! I hear thee calling and I come. Confucius
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If you try to do too much, you will not achieve anything. Confucius
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Excessive (population) growth may reduce output per worker, repress levels of living for the masses and engender strife Confucius
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Let mourning stop when one's grief is fully expressed. Confucius
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When you see a worthy person, endeavor to emulate him. When you see an unworthy person, then examine your inner self. Confucius
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A fool despises good counsel, but a wise man takes it to heart. Confucius
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