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A good man regards the root; he fixes the root, and ail else flows out of it. The root is filial piety; the fruit brotherly love. Confucius
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The rich fool is like a pig that is choked by its own fat. Confucius
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If the people be led by laws, and uniformity sought to be given them by punishments, they will try to avoid the punishment, but have no sense of shame. Confucius
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Slater soaks into the mind as water into low and marshy places, where it becomes stagnant and offensive. Confucius
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The Man who says he can, and the man who says he can not.. Are both correct Confucius
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Of course you want to be rich and famous. It's natural. Wealth and fame are what every man desires. The question is: What are you willing to trade for it? Confucius
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Man with hole in pocket, feel cocky all day. Confucius
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He who merely knows right principles is not equal to him who loves them. Confucius
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Make faithfulness and truth thy masters: have no friends unlike thyself: be not ashamed to mend thy faults. Confucius
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Possessed of courage but devoid of morality, a superior man will make trouble while a small man will be a brigand. Confucius
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Love should start from people close to us, then be extended to other people, to strangers, and eventually to the world Confucius
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Love others as you would love yourself, judge others as you would judge yourself, cherish others as you would cherish yourself. When you wish for others as you wish for yourself and when you protect others as you would protect yourself, that's when you can say it's true love. Confucius
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I saw some piglets suckling their dead mother. After a short while they shuddered and went away. They had sensed that she could no longer see them and that she wasn't like them any more. What they loved in their mother wasn't her body, but whatever it was that made her body live. Confucius
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Men do not stumble over mountains, but over mole hills. Confucius
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If a man in the morning hear the right way, he may die in the evening without regret. Confucius
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If a man is respectful he will not be treated with insolence. If he is tolerant he will win the multitude. If he is trustworthy in his word his fellow man will entrust him with responsibility. If he is quick he will achieve results. if he is generous he will be good enough to be put in a position over his fellow men. Confucius
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A true gentleman makes demands upon himself but not upon others. Confucius
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He who works for his own interests will arouse much animosity Confucius
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It cannot be when the root is neglected that what springs from it will be well ordered. Confucius
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The path may not be left for an instant. If it could be left, it would not be the path. Confucius
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To govern is to correct. If you set an example by being correct, who would dare remain incorrect? Confucius
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Virtue is not solitary; it is bound to have neighbors Confucius
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Behave when away from home as though you were in the presence of an honored guest. Employ the people as though you were assisting at an important sacrifice. Do not do to others what you would not like yourself. Then there will be no feelings of opposition to you, whether it is the affairs of a state that you are handling or the affairs of a family. Confucius
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It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family. Confucius
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When the perfect order prevails, the world is like a home shared by all. Leaders are capable and virtuous. Everyone loves and respects their own parents and children as well as the parents and children of others. The old are cared for, adults have jobs, children are nourished and educated. There is a means of support for all those who are disabled or find themselves alone in the world. Everyone has an appropriate role to play in the family and society. Devotion to public duty leaves no place for idleness. Scheming for ill gain is unknown. Sharing displaces selfishness and materialism. Confucius
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How should I know anything about another world when I know so little of this? Confucius
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Justice for All in the World Confucius
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Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it. To see it a person only needs to imagine how it could be worse. Confucius
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Men of principle are sure to be bold, but those who are bold may not always be men of principle. Confucius
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Look not at what is contrary to propriety; listen not to what is contrary to propriety; speak not what is contrary to propriety; make no movement which is contrary to propriety. Confucius
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I never really said all those things I said Confucius
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An inconvenience is an unrecognized opportunity. Confucius
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The gentleman prefers to be slow in word but diligent in action. Confucius
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The Master said, "Wealth and honor are things that all people desire, and yet unless they are acquired in the proper way I will not abide them. Poverty and disgrace are things that all people hate, and yet unless they are avoided in the proper way I will not despise them. "If the gentleman abandons ren, how can he be worthy of that name? The gentleman does not violate ren even for the amount of time required to eat a meal. Even in times of urgency or distress, he does not depart from it." (Analects 4.5) Confucius
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Give a man a fish, feed home for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed for a lifetime. Confucius
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In antiquity men studied for their own sake; nowadays men study for the sake of impressing others. Confucius
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Behind every smile there's teeth. Confucius
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roads were made for journeys not destinations Confucius
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Never seek illicit wealth. Confucius
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The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them. Confucius
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A man who does not think and plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door. Confucius
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The Superior Man is aware of Righteousness, the inferior man is aware of advantage. Confucius
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A disciple having asked for a definition of charity, the Master said LOVE ONE ANOTHER. Confucius
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Don't be concerned that you have no position; be concerned how you may fit yourself to occupy one. . Confucius
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Wealth and rank are what people desire, but unless they are obtained in the right way they may not be possessed. Confucius
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When you locate good in yourself, approve of it with determination. When you locate evil in yourself, despise it as something detestable. Confucius
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As in the case of making a mound, if, before the very last basketful, I stop, then I shall have stopped. As in the case of leveling the ground, if, though tipping only one basketful, I am going forward, then I shall be making progress. Confucius
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When words lose their meaning, people lose their liberty. Confucius
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Happiness does not consist in having what you want, but in wanting what you have Confucius
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There are three sorts of pleasures which are advantageous, and three which are injurious. Finding pleasure in the discriminating study of ceremonies and music, finding pleasure in discussing the good points in the conduct of others, and finding pleasure in having many wise friends, these are advantageous. But finding pleasure in profligate enjoyments, finding pleasure in idle gadding about, and finding pleasure in feasting, these are injurious. Confucius
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How great is the path proper to the Sage! Like overflowing water, it sends forth and nourishes all things, and rises up to the height of heaven. All-complete is its greatness! It embraces the three hundred rules of ceremony, and the three thousand rules of demeanor. It waits for the proper man, and then it is trodden. Hence it is said, 'Only by perfect virtue can the perfect path, in all its courses, be made a fact.' Confucius
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When the Superior Man eats he does not try to stuff himself; at rest he does not seek perfect comfort; he is diligent in his work and careful in speech. He avails himself to people of the Tao and thereby corrects himself. This is the kind of person of whom you can say, 'he loves learning.' Confucius
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The superior man, even when he is not moving, has a feeling of reverence, and while he speaks not, he has the feeling of truthfulness. Confucius
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Justice is like the north star, which is fixed, and all the rest revolve about it. Confucius
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The noble-minded are calm and steady. Little people are forever fussing and fretting. Confucius
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Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucius
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When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. Confucius
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When anger rises, think of the consequences. Confucius
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The cautious seldom err. Confucius
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What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. Confucius
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Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage. Confucius
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He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it. Confucius
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The object of the superior man is truth. Confucius
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To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage, or of principle. Confucius
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I will not be concerned at other men's not knowing me;I will be concerned at my own want of ability. Confucius
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Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods. Confucius
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Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, seek to be worthy of being known. Confucius
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Time flows away like the water in the river. Confucius
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By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart. Confucius
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Some are born with knowledge, some derive it from study, and some acquire it only after a painful realization of their ignorance. But the knowledge being possessed, it comes to the same thing. Some study with a natural ease, some from a desire for advantages, and some by strenuous effort. But the achievement being made, it comes to the same thing. Confucius
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