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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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Man with hole in pocket, feel cocky all day. 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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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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The Man who says he can, and the man who says he can not.. Are both correct Confucius
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A superior man in dealing with the world is not for anything or against anything. He follows righteousness as the standard. Confucius
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A man is great not because he hasn't failed; a man is great because failure hasn't stopped him. Confucius
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To become a leader, you must first become a human being 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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Teachers open the door ... you enter by yourself. Confucius
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The superior man is quiet and calm, waiting for the appointments of heaven, while the mean man walks in dangerous paths, looking for lucky occurrences. 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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The superior man is distressed by his want (lack) of ability Confucius
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A great man is hard on himself; a small man is hard on others. Confucius
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The demands that good people make are upon themselves; Those that bad people make are upon others. Confucius
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An inconvenience is an unrecognized opportunity. Confucius
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The gentleman desires to be halting in speech but quick in action. 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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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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Be versed in ancient lore, and familiarize yourself with the modern; then may you become teachers. Confucius
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It is the way of the superior man to prefer the concealment of his virtue, while it daily becomes more illustrious, and it is the way of the mean man to seek notoriety, while he daily goes more and more to ruin. 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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Clever talk can confound the workings of virtue, just as small impatiences can confound great projects. Confucius
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Good people strengthen themselves ceaselessly Confucius
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Don't worry about being acknowledged by others; worry about failing to acknowledge them. Confucius
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A youth is to be regarded with respect. Confucius
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The wheel of fortune turns incessantly round, and who can say within himself, I shall to-day be uppermost? Confucius
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What is most needed for learning is a humble mind. Confucius
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To throw oneself into strange teachings is quite dangerous. Confucius
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When you serve your mother and father it is okay to try to correct them once in a while. But if you see that they are not going to listen to you, keep your respect for them and don't distance yourself from them. Work without complaining. Confucius
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Be in harmony, yet be different. Confucius
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The journey with a 1000 miles begins with one step. Confucius
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The demands that a great man makes are on himself; those of a petty man are upon others. 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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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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How should I know anything about another world when I know so little of this? 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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