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Confucius

BC 551-BC 479. Chinese philosopher.

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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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They must change who would be constant in happiness and wisdom.

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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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We take greater pains to persuade others we are happy than in trying to think so ourselves.

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Faithfulness and sincerity are the highest things.

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Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.

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To go too far is as bad as to fall short.

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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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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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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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