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Confucius – Let our reason rule our conduct

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ConfuciusLet 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.

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Confucius – To prefer the concealment of virtue

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ConfuciusIt is the way of the superior man to prefer the concealment of his virtue, while it daily becomes more illustrious, and it is the way of the mean man to seek notoriety, while he daily goes more and more to ruin.

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Confucius – Follow righteousness as the standard

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ConfuciusA superior man in dealing with the world is not for anything or against anything. He follows righteousness as the standard.

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Confucius – The superior man, when resting in safety

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ConfuciusThe superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.

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Confucius – A journey of revenge

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ConfuciusBefore you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.

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Confucius – A ruler who governs by virtue

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ConfuciusA ruler who governs his state by virtue is like the north polar star, which remains in its place while all the other stars revolve around it.

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Confucius – To study and not think

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ConfuciusTo study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous.

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Confucius – A fool for a minute

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ConfuciusThe man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.

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