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CONFUCIUS
Chinese philosopher
(c. 551 BC - 478 BC)
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He, who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own.
      - [Goodness]

Heaven means to be one with God.
      - quoted by Frederic William Farrar in "Sermons--Eternal Hopes--What Heaven Is", last line
        [Heaven]

Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.
      - [Faithfulness : Sincerity]

Humanity is the equity of the heart.
      - [Humanity]

Humility is the solid foundation of all the virtues.
      - [Humility]

I have yet to meet a man as fond of high moral conduct as he is of outward appearances.
      - [Conduct]

If a man take no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand.
      - [Forethought]

If doing what ought to be done be made the first business and success a secondary consideration--is not this the way to exalt virtue?
      - [Duty]

If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things.
      - [Language]

If the people be led by laws, and uniformity sought to be given them by punishments, they will try to avoid the punishment, but have no sense of shame.
      - [Punishment]

If the search for riches were sure to be successful, though I should become a groom with a whip in my hand to get them, I will do so. As the search may not be successful, I will follow after that which I love.
      - [Riches]

Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star.
      - [Ignorance]

In a State, pecuniary gain is not to be considered to be prosperity, but its prosperity will be found in righteousness.
      - [Prosperity]

Is any one able for one day to apply his strength to virtue? I have not seen the case in which his strength would be sufficient.
      - [Virtue]

It is a man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
      - [Truth]

It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
      - [Truth]

Justice is like the north star, which is fixed, and all the rest revolve about it.
      - [Justice]

Learn avidly. Question repeatedly what you have learned. Analyze it carefully. Then put what you have learned into practice intelligently.
      - [Learning]

Let our reason, and not our senses, be the rule of our conduct; for reason will teach us to think wisely, to speak prudently, and to behave worthily.
      - [Reason]

Make fair agreements and stick to them.
      - [Agreement]

Men do not stumble over mountains, but over molehills.
      - [Failure]

Men's natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.
      - [Human Nature]

Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.
      - [Music]

Never do to others what you would not like them to do to you.
      - [Principles]

Oppressive government is more cruel than a tiger.
      - [Tyranny]


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