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He who works for his own interests will arouse much animosity 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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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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roads were made for journeys not destinations Confucius
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The gentleman prefers to be slow in word but diligent in action. Confucius
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You will never know how sharp a sword is unless it's drawn from its sheath Confucius
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There has never been a man mean and at the same time virtuous. Confucius
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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 noble-minded are calm and steady. Little people are forever fussing and fretting. 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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Respect the gods, but have as little to do with them as possible. Confucius
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The gentleman sees what is right while the small man sees what is profitable. Confucius
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Be loyal to yourself, charitable to neighbours, nothing more. Confucius
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To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage. Confucius
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When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. Confucius
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The people may be made to follow a path of action, but they may not be made to understand it. Confucius
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There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life - reciprocity. Confucius
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Is it not a pleasure to learn and to repeat or practice from time to time what has been learned? Is it not delightful to have friends coming from afar? Is one not a superior man if he does not feel hurt even though he does not feel recognized? Confucius
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Man is born with uprightness. If one loses it he will be lucky if he escapes with his life. Confucius
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By nature men are alike. Through practice they have become far apart. Confucius
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If doing what ought to be done be made the first business and success a secondary consideration - is not this the way to exalt virtue? Confucius
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The heart of a wise man should resemble a mirror, which reflects every object without being sullied by any. Confucius
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They must change who would be constant in happiness and wisdom. Confucius
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Not to alter one's faults is to be faulty indeed. Confucius
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The parents' age must be remembered, both for joy and anxiety. Confucius
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Justice for All in the World Confucius
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Big head, target for enemy; big heart, target for friend. Confucius
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Even if I could, I would not exahnge their virtues for my own. And that is why they are intent on learning from me. Confucius
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When wealth is centralized, the people are dispersed. When wealth is distributed, the people are brought together. Confucius
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It is true that we shall not be able to reach perfection, but in our struggle toward it we shall strengthen our characters and give stability to our ideas, so that, whilst ever advancing calmly in the same direction, we shall be rendered capable of applying the faculties with which we have been gifted to the best possible account. Confucius
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It is only the very wisest and the very stupidest who cannot change. Confucius
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Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role. Confucius
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Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others. Confucius
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I have yet to meet a man as fond of high moral conduct as he is of outward appearances. Confucius
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Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue. Confucius
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The true gentleman does not preach what he practices till he has practiced what he preaches. Confucius
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The superior man is intelligently, not blindly, faithful. Confucius
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When the multitude detests a man, inquiry is necessary; when the multitude likes a man, inquiry is equally necessary. Confucius
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There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life -reciprocity. Confucius
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The superior man is anxious lest he should not get the truth; he is not anxious lest poverty should come upon him. Confucius
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Let the states of equilibrium and harmony exist in perfection, and a happy order will prevail throughout heaven and earth, and all things will be nourished and flourish. Confucius
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If you want to change the world, first change your heart. Confucius
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I have never seen a man as fond of virtue as of women. Confucius
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Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in. Confucius
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A lack of patience in trifling matters might lead to the disruption of great project. Confucius
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Heaven is author of the virtue that is in me Confucius
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Lead the people with administrative injunctions and put them in their place with penal law, and they will avoid punishments but will be without a sense of shame. Lead them with excellence and put them in their place through roles and ritual practices, and in addition to developing a sense of shame, they will order themselves harmoniously Confucius
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When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points. Confucius
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Between friends, frequent reproofs make the friendship distant. Confucius
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It was by music that the ancient kings gave elegant expression to their joy. By their armies and axes they gave the same to their anger. Confucius
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The wise find pleasure in water; the virtuous find pleasure in hills. The wise are active; the virtuous are tranquil. The wise are joyful; the virtuous are long-lived. Confucius
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Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it. Confucius
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To study and constantly, is this not a pleasure? To have friends come from far away places, is this not a joy? If people do not recognize your worth, but this does not worry you, are you not a true gentleman? Confucius
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The man who loves his job never works a day in his life. Confucius
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An orchid in a deep forest sends out its fragrance even if no one is around to appreciate it. Confucius
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Cultivate the root; the leaves and branches will take care of themselves. Confucius
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When people are educated, the distinction between classes disappears. Confucius
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Heaven gives long life to the just and the intelligent. Confucius
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When a man feels the difficulty of doing, can he be other than cautious and slow in speaking? Confucius
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To err and not reform, this may indeed be called error. Confucius
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