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Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure. Confucius
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I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. Confucius
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If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself. Confucius
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The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. Confucius
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It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. Confucius
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Never give a sword to a man who can't dance. Confucius
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The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. Confucius
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Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself. Confucius
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If we don't know life, how can we know death? Confucius
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To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short. Confucius
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Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs. Confucius
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Settle one difficulty, and you keep a hundred away. Confucius
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Have no friends not equal to yourself. Confucius
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Fix your mind on truth, hold firm to virtue, rely on loving kindness, and find your recreation in the Arts. Confucius
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One joy dispels a hundred cares. Confucius
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The faults of the superior man are like the eclipses of the sun and moon. He has his faults, and all men see them; he changes, and all men look up to him. Confucius
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The Way of our Master is none other than conscientiousness of altruism. Confucius
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A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do you know that his future will not be equal to our present? Confucius
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He does not preach what he practices till he has practiced what he preaches. Confucius
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Chose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucius
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To be fond of learning is to be near to knowledge. To practice with vigor is to be near to magnanimity. To possess the feeling of shame is to be near to energy. Confucius
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By the ruler's cultivation of his own character, the duties of universal obligation are set forth. By honoring men of virtue and talents, he is preserved from errors of judgment. Confucius
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Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star. Confucius
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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. Confucius
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An image is better than one thousand words Confucius
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From the Son of Heaven down to the mass of the people, all must consider the cultivation of the person the root of everything besides. Confucius
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At 15 I set my heart on learning; At 30 I firmly took my stand; At 40 I had no delusions; At 50 I knew the Mandate of Heaven; At 60 my ear was attuned; At 70 I followed my heart's desire without overstepping the boundaries of right. Confucius
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When a man is guided by the principles of reciprocity and consciousness, he is not far from the moral law. Whatever you don't wish for yourself don't do unto others. Confucius
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There are not the weeds the ones that drown the good seed, but the negligence of the peasant. Confucius
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Not knowing life, how can we know death? Why talk of spirits when you do not understand men? Confucius
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The tongue must be heavy indeed, because so few people can hold it Confucius
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Not to mend one's ways when one has erred is to err indeed. Confucius
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Keep it simple and focus on what matters. Don't let yourself be overwhelmed. Confucius
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Confucius say... politician is one who shakes your hand before elections and your confidence after. Confucius
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A ruthless man extends his ruthlessness from those he does not love to those he loves. Confucius
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Please stop waiting for a better and more appropriate time to become happy and focus on the moment you live in. Happiness is not an arrival, it is the journey itself. Many people seek for happiness above the height of human beings, some below. Yet, happiness is exactly at the exact height of human beings. Confucius
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Though Confucius served the Duke of Lu, a Chinese state, he made many enemies with the nobles of the land. His views antagonized the powerful nobles, who wanted the Duke to be a puppet in their hands. Confucius was exiled from the State of Lu for more than two decades. He lived in the countryside, spreading his teachings. Confucius
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Only after Winter comes do we know that the pine and the cypress are the last to fade. Confucius
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The wise men of antiquity, when they wished to make the whole world peaceful and happy, first put their own States into proper order. Before putting their States into proper order, they regulated their own families. Before regulating their families, they regulated themselves. Before regulating themselves, they tried to be sincere in their thoughts. Before being sincere in their thoughts, they tried to see things exactly as they really were. Confucius
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A man should demand much from himself, but little from others. When you meet a man of worth, think how you may attain to his excellence. When you meet an unworthy one, then look within and examine yourself. Confucius
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Who heeds not the future will find sorrow at hand Confucius
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If you don't know how to serve men, why worry about serving the gods? Confucius
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If a superior man abandon virtue, how can he fulfil the requirements of that name? Confucius
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Those who cannot forgive others break the bridge over which they themselves must pass. Confucius
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I used to take on trust a man's deeds after having listened to his words. Now having listened to a man's words I go on to observe his deeds. Confucius
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The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials. Confucius
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I could see peace instead of this. Confucius
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The superior man limits his achievements. Confucius
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If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else. Confucius
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If you know, say you know. If you don't know, say you don't know. Confucius
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The ideal teacher guides his students but does not pull them along; he urges them to go forward and does not suppress them; he opens the way but does not take them to the place. Confucius
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All things are already complete in oneself. Confucius
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Many seek happiness higher than men; others beneath him. But happiness is the same height as man. Confucius
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A gentleman considers what is right; the vulgar consider what will pay. Confucius
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A father's and a mother's age must be borne in mind; with joy on the one hand, fear on the other. Confucius
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There may be men who act without understanding why. I do not. To listen much, pick out the good and follow it; to see much and ponder it: this comes next to understanding. 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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Is any one able for one day to apply his strength to virtue? I have not seen the case in which his strength would be sufficient. Confucius
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If a man withdraws his mind from the love of beauty, and applies it as sincerely to the love of the virtuous; if, in serving his parents, he can exert his utmost strength; if, in serving his prince, he can devote his life; if in his intercourse with his friends, his words are sincere - although men say that he has not learned, I will certainly say that he has. Confucius
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A gentleman can withstand hardships; it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet. Confucius
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Even four harnessed horses cannot bring imprudent words back into the mouth. Confucius
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What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others. Confucius
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I am not bothered by the fact that I am unknown. I am bothered when I do not know others. Confucius
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Learn, as if never overtaking your object, and yet as if apprehensive of losing it. Confucius
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When superiors are fond of showing their humanity, inferiors try to outstrip one another in their practice of it. Confucius
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How transcendent is the virtue of the middle conduct! Rare for a long time has been its practice among the people. Confucius
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First and foremost, be faithful to your superiors, keep all promises, refuse the friendship of all who are not like you; and if you have made a mistake, do not be afraid of admitting the fact and amending your ways. Confucius
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Guide the people by law, subdue them by punishment; they may shun crime, but will be void of shame. Guide them by example, subdue them by courtesy; they will learn shame, and come to be good. Confucius
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Listen much, keep silent when in doubt, and always take heed of the tongue; thou wilt make few mistakes. See much, beware of pitfalls, and always give heed to thy walk; thou wilt have little to rue. If thy words are seldom wrong, thy deeds leave little to rue, pay will follow. Confucius
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The requisites of government are that there be sufficiency of food, sufficiency of military equipment, and the confidence of the people in their ruler. Confucius
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