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To know everything is to know nothing, but to know nothing is to know everything. Confucius
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He who needs only coarse food, water and drink, and as pillow his folded arms will find happiness without further search. Confucius
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Therefore the superior man is watchful over himself, when he is alone. Confucius
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When three persons work together, each can be the teacher in some aspects Confucius
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Of neighborhoods, benevolence is the most beautiful. How can the man be considered wise who when he had the choice does not settle in benevolence. Confucius
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By the ruler's cultivation of his own character there is set up the example of the course which all should pursue. Confucius
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The sun and moon shine on all without partiality. Confucius
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It is better not to proceed at all than to proceed without purpose. 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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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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The funniest people are the saddest once Confucius
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Good is no hermit. It has ever neighbors. Confucius
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Let our reason, and not our senses, be the rule of our conduct; for reason will teach us to think wisely, to speak prudently, and to behave worthily. Confucius
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A man exercising no forethought will soon experience present sorrow. Confucius
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The Master said, At fifteen I set my heart upon learning. At thirty, I had planted my feet firm upon the ground. At forty, I no longer suffered from perplexities. At fifty, I knew what were the biddings of Heaven. At sixty, I heard them with docile ear. At seventy, I could follow the dictates of my own heart; for what I desired no longer overstepped the boundaries of righ. Confucius
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If there were an honorable way to get rich, I'd do it, even if it meant being a stooge standing around with a whip. But there isn't an honorable way, so I just do what I like. Confucius
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Knowledge without practice is useless. Practice without knowledge is dangerous. 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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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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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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Shall I tell you what knowledge is? It is to know both what one knows and what one does not know. Confucius
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If an urn lacks the characteristics of an urn, how can we call it an urn? 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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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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A gentleman is ashamed to let his words outrun his deeds. Confucius
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In ancient times, those who wished to illuminate the world with virtue first brought order to their nations. Wishing to order well their nations, they first harmonized their families. Wishing to harmonize their families, they first cultivated themselves. Wishing to cultivate themselves, they first rectified their minds. Those who wished to rectify their minds first made their intentions sincere. 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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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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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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When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine your own self. Confucius
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When prosperity comes, do not use all of it. 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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The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method? Confucius
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A lion chased me up a tree, and I greatly enjoyed the view from the top. Confucius
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Consideration for others is the basis of a good life, a good society. Confucius
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Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life. Confucius
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Of all that Heaven produces and nourishes, there is none so great as man. Confucius
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The way you cut your meat reflects the way you live. 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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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. Confucius
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They who know the truth are not equal to those who love it, and they who love it are not equal to those who delight in it. Confucius
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Things being investigated, knowledge became complete. Their knowledge being complete, their thoughts were sincere. Their thoughts being sincere, their hearts were then rectified. Their hearts being rectified, their persons were cultivated. Their persons being cultivated, their families were regulated. Their families being regulated, their States were rightly governed. Their States being rightly governed, the whole kingdom was made tranquil and happy. Confucius
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He who flatters a man is his enemy. he who tells him of his faults is his maker. Confucius
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Great is the man who can overcome the world, but greater still is the man who can overcome himself, for he will have the world spinning on the palm of his hand. Confucius
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To know and not do, is to not yet know. Confucius
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A superior man may be made to go to the well, but he cannot be made to go down into it. He may be imposed upon, but he cannot be fooled. Confucius
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There are three degrees of filial piety. The highest is being a credit to our parents, the second is not disgracing them; the lowest is being able simply to support them. Confucius
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