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Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)
Chinese philosopher & reformer [more author details]
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Virtue is more to man than either water or fire. I have seen men die from treading on water and fire, but I have never seen a man die from treading the course of virtue.
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Confucius, The Confucian Analects
Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
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What the superior man seeks is in himself. What the mean man seeks is in others.
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What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
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When a man's knowledge is sufficient to attain, and his virtue is not sufficient to enable him to hold, whatever he may have gained, he will lose again.
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When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
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When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them.
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When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it - this is knowledge.
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With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow - I have still joy in the midst of these things. Riches and honors acquired by unrighteousness are to me as a floating cloud.
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Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
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[The superior man] acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his actions.
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While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve spirits [of the dead]?...While you do not know life, how can you know about death?
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Confucius, The Confucian Analects, bk. 11:11

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