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new! Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.
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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.
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The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
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Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.
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Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
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If you look into your own heart, you find nothing wrong there, what is there to fear?
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Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.
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Study the past if you would divine the future.
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Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
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Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.
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Silence is the true friend that never betrays.
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Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change.
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To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage.
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Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
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We take greater pains to persuade others we are happy than in trying to think so ourselves.
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Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star.
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Boldness, without the rules of propriety, becomes insubordination.
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To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.
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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.
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With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bent arm for a pillow -- I have still joy in the midst of all these things.
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I have never seen a man as fond of virtue as of women.
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The way of the superior person is threefold; virtuous, they are free from anxieties; wise they are free from perplexities; and bold they are free from fear.
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Consideration for others is the basic of a good life, a good society.
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What the superior person seeks is in themselves. What the mean person seeks is in others.
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To see what is right, and not do it, is want of courage, or of principle.
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Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
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He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
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The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
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Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others.
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It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
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The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
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The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials.
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The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions.
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Of neighborhoods, benevolence is the most beautiful. How can the man be considered wise who when he had the choice does not settle in benevolence.
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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.
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When nature exceeds culture, we have the rustic. When culture exceeds nature then we the pedant.
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I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being.
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The superior man is firm in the right way, and not merely firm.
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Learning without thought is labor lost. Thought without learning is perilous.
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To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
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There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.
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Can there be a love which does not make demands on its object?
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They must change who would be constant in happiness and wisdom.
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When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
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The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.
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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.
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Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing.
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