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BC 551-BC 479. Chinese philosopher.

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The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development.

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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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When nature exceeds culture, we have the rustic. When culture exceeds nature then we the pedant.

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When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.

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Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?

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I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being.

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Study the past if you would divine the future.

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The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly, and who can say to himself, ''I shall today be uppermost.''

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Love thy neighbor as thyself: Do not to others what thou wouldn't not wish be done to thyself: Forgive injuries. Forgive thy enemy, be reconciled to him, give him assistance, invoke God in his behalf.

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Faithfulness and sincerity are the highest things.

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