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The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most. Confucius
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Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous. Confucius
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A wise man has dignity without pride; a fool has pride without dignity. Confucius
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The small man thinks that small acts of goodness are of no benefit, and does not do them; and that small deeds of evil do no harm, and does not refrain from them. Hence, his wickedness becomes so great that it cannot be concealed, and his guilt so great that it cannot be pardoned. Confucius
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From the loving example of one family a whole State may become loving, and from its courtesies, courteous; while from the ambition and perverseness of the one man the whole State may be thrown into rebellious disorder. Such is the nature of influence. Confucius
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When the Internet is slow, it feels like my whole brain is slow. Confucius
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It is better to live in peace than in bitterness and strife Confucius
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Don't curse the darkness, light a candle. Confucius
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To know what is the right thing to do and not do it is the greatest cowardice. Confucius
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A good man it is not mine to see; could I see a man possessed of constancy, that would satisfy me. 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 is' an honorable way, so I just do what I like. Confucius
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The way of the superior man may be found, in its simple elements, in the intercourse of common men and women; but in its utmost reaches, it shines brightly through Heaven and Earth. Confucius
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The vices come as passengers, visit us as guest and stay as masters. Confucius
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He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger... Men of superior mind busy themselves first getting at the root of things; when they succeed, the right course is open to them. Confucius
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If you yourself desire establishment, then help others to get establishment; if you yourself want success, then help others to attain success. Confucius
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Bird in hand makes it harder to blow nose. Confucius
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First there must be order and harmony within your own mind. Confucius
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Riches and honor are what everyone desires, but if they can be gained only by doing evil, they must not be held. Don't worry about not being in office, worry about qualifying yourself for office. Don't worry that no one knows you, but seek to be worthy of being known. Confucius
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If I do not participate in the sacrifice, it is as if I did not sacrifice at all. Confucius
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Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future. Confucius
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Knowing something is not as good as liking it. Liking something is not as good as rejoicing in it. Confucius
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Men's natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them. Confucius
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The Master said, "If your conduct is determined solely by considerations of profit you will arouse great resentment. Confucius
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The Master said, "To study, and then in a timely fashion to practice what you have learned-is this not satisfying? To have companions arrive from afar-is this not a joy? To remain unrecognized by others and yet remain free of resentment-is this not the mark of the gentleman?" (Analects 1.1) Confucius
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Be faithful and true of word; let thy walk be plain and lowly: thou wilt get on, though in savage land. If thy words be not faithful and true, thy walk plain and lowly, wilt thou get on, though in thine own home? Standing, see these words ranged before thee; driving, see them written upon the yoke. Then thou wilt get on. Confucius
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The determined scholar and the man of virtue will not seek to live at the expense of injuring their virtue. They will even sacrifice their lives to preserve their virtue complete. Confucius
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Virtue is more to man than either water or fire. I have seen men die from treading on water and fire, but I have never seen a man die from treading the course of virtue. Confucius
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Wisdom delights in water; love delights in hills. Wisdom is stirring; love is quiet. Wisdom is merry; love grows old. Confucius
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When abroad, behaveto everyone as if interviewing an honored guest; in directing the people, act as if you were assisting at a great sacrafice; DO NOT DO TO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD NOT LIKE DONE TO YOURSELF: so there will be no murmuring against you in the country, and none in the family; your public life will arouse no ill-will nor your private life any resentment. Confucius
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Great as heaven and earth are, men still find some things in them with which to be dissatisfied. Thus it is that, were the superior man to speak of his way in all its greatness, nothing in the world would be found able to embrace it, and were he to speak of it in its minuteness, nothing in the world would be found able to split it. Confucius
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If you lead the people with correctness, who will dare not be correct? Confucius
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Even if people do not know what real kindness is, they nonetheless have it within them. Confucius
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Worry not that no one knows you; seek to be worth knowing. Confucius
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Excess and deficiency are equally at fault. Confucius
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The main object of conciliation lies in reaching a solution to a case based upon morals and with a warm heart. Confucius
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He is the truly courageous man who never desponds. Confucius
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To acknowledge our faults when we are blamed, is modesty; to discover them to one's friends in ingenuousness, is confidence; but to preach them to all the world, if one does not take care, is pride. Confucius
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A happy union with wife and child is like the music of lutes and harps. Confucius
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A blemish may be removed from a diamond by careful polishing, but evil words once spoken cannot be effaced. Confucius
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Things have their roots and branches. Affairs have their beginnings and their ends. To know what is first and what is last will lead one near the Way. Confucius
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That a man lives is because he is straight. That a man who dupes others survives is because he has been fortunate enough to be spared. Confucius
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Tzu Chang asked Confucius about jen. Confucius said, "If you can practice these five things with all the people, you can be called jen." Tzu Chang asked what they were. Confucius said, "Courtesy, generosity, honesty, persistence, and kindness. If you are courteous, you will not be disrespected; if you are generous, you will gain everything. If you are honest, people will rely on you. If you are persistent you will get results. If you are kind, you can employ people. Confucius
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Wisdom, humanity & courage, these three are universal virtues. The way by which they are practiced are one. Confucius
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Our headstrong passions shut the door of our souls against God. Confucius
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Without goodness a man cannot endure adversity for long, nor can he enjoy prosperity for long. The good man is naturally at ease with goodness. The wise man cultivates goodness for its advantage. Confucius
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The good man does not grieve that other people do not recognize his merits. His only anxiety is lest he should fail to recognize theirs. Confucius
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Cultivated people foster what is good in others, not what is bad. Petty people do the opposite. Confucius
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What is necessary is to rectify names. Confucius
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He who kisses girl on hillside is not level Confucius
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In teaching there should be no distinction of classes. Confucius
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Baseball is wrong, man with four balls cannot walk Confucius
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When strict with oneself, one rarely fails. Confucius
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I have not seen a person who loved virtue, or one who hated what was not virtuous. He who loved virtue would esteem nothing above it. Confucius
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The scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar. Confucius
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What the superior man seeks is in himself. What the mean man seeks is in others. Confucius
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When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. Confucius
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With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow - I have still joy in the midst of these things. Riches and honors acquired by unrighteousness are to me as a floating cloud. Confucius
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Do not do to others what you do not want them to do to you. Confucius
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He who knows right principles is not equal to him who loves them. Confucius
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When we see men of worth, we should think of becoming like them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inward and examine ourselves. Confucius
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When you know a thing, to recognize that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to recognize that you do not know it. That is knowledge. Confucius
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To be able under all circumstances to practise five things constitutes perfect virtue: these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. Confucius
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True benevolence is to love all men. Recompense injury with justice, and kindness with kindness. Confucius
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Straightforwardness, without the rules of propriety, becomes rudeness. Confucius
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The person of benevolence never worries. Confucius
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The most beautiful sight in the world is a little child going confidently down the road of life after you have shown him the way. Confucius
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Those who are firm, enduring, simple and unpretentious are the nearest to virtue. Confucius
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If a man keeps cherishing his old knowledge so as continually to be acquiring new, he may be a teacher of others. Confucius
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These are the four abuses: desire to succeed in order to make oneself famous; taking credit for the labors of others; refusal to correct one's errors despite advice; refusal to change one's ideas despite warnings. Confucius
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The real fault is to have faults and not amend them. Confucius
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