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Grieve not that men do not know you; grieve that you do not know men. 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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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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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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She who is born with beauty is born with a sorrow for many a man. Confucius
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The strongest memory is not as strong as the weakest ink. Confucius
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Every house guest brings you happiness. Some when they arrive, and some when they are leaving Confucius
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Every man knows the smell of his own fart. Confucius
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The great man is sparing in words but prodigal in deeds. 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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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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The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith. Confucius
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I followed my heart without breaking any rules. Confucius
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If either wealth or poverty are come by honesty, there is no shame. Confucius
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A common man marvels at uncommon things. A wise man marvels at the commonplace. Confucius
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When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them. Confucius
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You must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance. Confucius
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The inner nature of man is the province of Music. Confucius
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Make fair agreements and stick to them Confucius
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If one leads them with administrative measures and uses punishments to make them conform, the people will be evasive, but if one leads them with virtue, they will come up to expectations. Confucius
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Whatever heaven ordains is best. Confucius
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Woman is the masterpiece. 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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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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A youth, when at home, should be filial, and, abroad, respectful to his elders. 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 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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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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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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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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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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If you devote your life to seeking revenge, first dig two graves. Confucius
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He who cannot describe the problem will never find the solution to that problem. 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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He who is really good can never be unhappy. He who is really wise can never be perplexed. He who is really brave is never afraid. Confucius
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It is the obligation of the ruler to continually renew himself in order to renew the people by his example. Confucius
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A man who has committed a mistake and does not correct it is committing another mistake. Confucius
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Friendship with the upright, with the truthful and with the well informed is beneficial. Friendship with those who flatter, with those who are meek and who compromise with principles, and with those who talk cleverly is harmful. Confucius
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Respect the gods and the devils but keep them at a distance Confucius
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He with whom neither slander that gradually soaks into the mind, nor statements that startle like a wound in the flesh, are successful may be called intelligent indeed. Confucius
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Study as if you have not reached your goal - hold it as if you were afraid of losing what you have. Confucius
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Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree, but it preserves it. Confucius
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