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A gentleman wishes to be slow to speak and quick to act. Confucius
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There are three friendships which are advantageous, and three which are injurious. Friendship with the upright; friendship with the sincere; and friendship with the man of much observation: these are advantageous. Friendship with the man of specious airs; friendship with the insinuatingly soft; and friendship with the glib-tongued: these are injurious. Confucius
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The man of upright life is obeyed before he speaks. Confucius
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If one should desire to know whether a kingdom is well governed, if its morals are good or bad, the quality of its music will furnish the answer. Confucius
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Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it. Confucius
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The gentleman is calm and at ease. The gentleman is dignified but not proud; the small man is proud but not dignified. Confucius
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An inch of time on the sundial is worth more than a foot of jade. Confucius
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There are 1,000 lessons in defeat. But only one in victory. Confucius
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The Master said, "A true teacher is one who, keeping the past alive, is also able to understand the present." (Analects 2.11) Confucius
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We should keep the dead before our eyes, and honor them as though still living Confucius
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You judge yourself by what you think you can achieve, others judge you by what have achieved. Confucius
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The superior man loves his soul; the inferior man loves his property. Confucius
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Unify your attention. Do not listen with your ears, but with your mind. Do not listen with your mind but with your essence. Confucius
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The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly, and who can say to himself, I shall today be uppermost. Confucius
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You can cheat an honest man but not make a fool out of him. Confucius
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Chi Wen Tzu always thought three times before taking action. Twice would have been quite enough. Confucius
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When things are investigated, then true knowledge is achieved; when true knowledge is achieved, then the will becomes sincere; when the will is sincere, then the heart is set right ; when the heart is set right, then the personal life is cultivated; when the personal life is cultivated, then the family life is regulated; when the family life is regulated, then the national life is orderly; and when the national life is orderly, then there is peace in this world. Confucius
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The superior man has nothing to compete for. But if he must compete, he does it in an archery match, wherein he ascends to his position, bowing in deference. Descending, he drinks the ritual cup. Confucius
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The superior man is all-embracing and not partial. The inferior man is partial and not all-embracing. Confucius
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Even in killing men, observe the rules of propriety. Confucius
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The virtuous will be sure to speak uprightly; but those whose speech is upright may not be virtuous. Confucius
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One hundred women are not worth a single testicle. Confucius
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The nobler sort of man emphasizes the good qualities in others, and does not accentuate the bad. The inferior does. Confucius
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Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others. Confucius
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If your plan is for one year plant rice. If your plan is for ten years plant trees. If your plan is for one hundred years educate children. Confucius
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those who understands is not better than those who appreciates, those who appreciates is not better than those who enjoys. Confucius
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To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace. Confucius
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The green reed which bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak which breaks in a storm. Confucius
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Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius
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If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people. Confucius
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We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression. Confucius
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To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. Confucius
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If a man be under the influence of anger his conduct will not be correct. Confucius
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When young, beware of fighting; when strong, beware of sex; and when old, beware of possession. Confucius
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A workman who wants to do his work well must first prepare his tools. Confucius
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There is good government when those who are near are made happy, and when those who are afar are attracted. Confucius
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The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself. Confucius
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Ceremonies are the first thing to be attended to in the practice of government. Confucius
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Surely it is the maxim of loving-kindness: Do not unto others that you would not have them do unto you. Confucius
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Every thoughtful pin on pinterest has beauty. But not everyone can see. Confucius
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At fifteen my mind was directed to study, and at thirty I knew where to stand. Confucius
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Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. Confucius
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Care not for want of place; care for thy readiness to fill one. Care not for being unknown, but seek to be worthy of note. Confucius
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Coarse rice to eat, water to drink, my bended arm for a pillow - therein is happiness. Wealth and rank attained through immoral means are nothing but drifting clouds. Confucius
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Tsze-Kung asked, "Is there one word with which to act in accordance throughout a lifetime?" The Master said, "Is not reciprocity such a word? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. Confucius
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You turn the handle the way it goes, not the way it ought to go Confucius
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Never tire to study. And to teach to others Confucius
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Don't worry if people don't recognize your merits; worry that you may not recognize theirs. Confucius
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Don't do unto others what you don't want others to do unto you. Confucius
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Do not unto another that you would hot have him do unto you. Thou needest this law alone. It is the foundation of all the rest. Confucius
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Wisdom is rooted in watching with affection the way people grow. Confucius
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In dealing with the dead, if we treat them as if they were entirely dead, that would show a want of affection and should not be done; or, if we treat them as if they were entirely alive, that would show a want of wisdom and should not be done. Confucius
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When admins have faults, they do not fear to ignore them Confucius
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A gentleman does not promote a man on account of what he says; nor does he reject sayings, because the speaker is what he is. Confucius
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The contrived language and the flattering attitude rarely come with the virtue. Confucius
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Don't make to others what you don't want them to make to you. Confucius
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When you have become one with the Great Universal, you will have no partiality, and when you are part of the process of transformation, you will have no rigidity. Confucius
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There is only one thing in life which never changes, and it is change. Confucius
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A man who does not forget an agreement is resolved and honorable man. Confucius
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He who crosses the ocean twice without washing is a dirty double crosser. Confucius
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To go too far is as bad as to fall short. Confucius
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A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake. Confucius
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It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness. Confucius
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What the superior person seeks is in themselves. What the mean person seeks is in others. Confucius
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Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men. Confucius
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Tsze-Kung asked, saying, is there one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life? The Master said, Is not Reciprocity such a word? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. Confucius
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The superior man in regard to his speech is anxious that it should be sincere. Confucius
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To lead an uninstructed people to war is to throw them away. Confucius
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The way of the superior man is threefold, but I am not equal to it. Virtuous, he is free from anxieties; wise, he is free from perplexities; bold, he is free from fear. Confucius
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What you do not wish upon yourself, extend not to others. Confucius
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