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Confucius

BC 551-BC 479. Chinese philosopher.

Books by Confucius

They must change who would be constant in happiness and wisdom.
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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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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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The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions.
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It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
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Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
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We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.
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When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
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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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Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.
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