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Every man knows the smell of his own fart. Confucius
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Sincerity is the end and beginning of things; without sincerity there would be nothing. Confucius
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The highest kind of man is the one who does before talking and practices what he professes. Confucius
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The love to Wisdom is getting closer to the own bright path. 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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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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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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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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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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How abundantly do spiritual beings display the powers that belong to them! We look for them, but do not see them; we listen to, but do not hear them; yet they enter into all things, and there is nothing without them. Confucius
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Those who break down the dikes will themselves be drowned in the inundation. Confucius
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The superior man does not mind being in office; all he minds about is whether he has qualities that entitle him to office. He does not mind failing to get recognition; he is too busy doing the things that entitle him to recognition. 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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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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Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star. Confucius
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Knowledge without practice is useless. Practice without knowledge is dangerous. Confucius
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When three persons work together, each can be the teacher in some aspects 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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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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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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It's only in winter that the pine and cypress are known to be evergreens. 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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As the water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it, so a wise man adapts himself to circumstances. 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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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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He who is really kind, can never be unhappy Confucius
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