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CONFUCIUS
Chinese philosopher
(c. 551 BC - 478 BC)
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Worship as though the Deity were present. If my mind is not engaged in my worship, it is as though I worshipped not.
      - [Worship]

Is virtue a thing remote? I wish to be virtuous, and lo! virtue is at hand.
      - Analects (bk. I, ch. IV) [Virtue]

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
      - Analects (bk. II, ch. XV) [Learning]

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.
      - Analects (bk. II, ch. XVII) [Knowledge]

To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage.
      - Analects (bk. II, ch. XXIV) [Cowardice]

The cautious seldom err.
      - Analects (bk. IV, ch. XXIII) [Error]

Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
      - Analects (bk. IV, ch. XXV) [Virtue]

The commander of the forces of a large State may be carried off, but the will of even a common man cannot be taken from him.
      - Analects (bk. IX, ch. XXV) [Will]

The scholar who cherishes the love of comfort, is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
      - Analects (bk. XIV, ch. III) [Students]

There is the love of knowing without the love of learning; the beclouding here leads to dissipation of mind.
      - Analects (bk. XVII, ch. VIII) [Learning]

Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.
      - Analects (bk. XX, ch. III) [Words]

A picture is a poem without words.
      - Anet. ad Her. (4, 28) [Painting]


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