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Those who would perfect their work must first sharpen their tools.
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Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.
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A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do you know the youth's future will not be equal to or greater than your present?
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A person who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
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Forget injuries. Never forget kindnesses.
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One who exercises leadership by means of virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the other stars turn toward it.
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Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.
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I hear and I know. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
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If a person takes no thought of what is distant, sorrow will be near at hand.
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In errors a person is true to type. Observe the errors and you will know the person.
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Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
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It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
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Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
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To move a mountain, one begins by carrying away small stones.
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They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
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Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.
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Where so ever you go, go with all your heart.
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Plant a thought, reap an act. Plant an act, reap a habit. Plant a habit, reap a character. Plant a character, reap a destiny.
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Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.
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Before embarking on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
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Things have their root and their branches. Affairs have their end and their beginning. To know what is first and what is last will lead near to what is taught in the Great Learning.
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What the great learning teaches, is to illustrate illustrious virtue; to renovate the people; and to rest in the highest excellence. The point where to rest being known, the object of pursuit is then determined; and, that being determined, a calm unperturbedness may be attained to.
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Among the appliances to transform the people, sound and appearances are but trivial influences.
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It 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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All things are nourished together without their injuring one another. The courses of the seasons, and of the sun and moon, are pursued without any collision among them. The smaller energies are like river currents; the greater energies are seen in mighty transformations.
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Only by perfect virtue can the perfect path, in all its courses, be made a fact.
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The way of Heaven and Earth may be completely declared in one sentence: They are without any doubleness, and so they produce things in a manner that is unfathomable.
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Sincerity is the end and beginning of things; without sincerity there would be nothing.
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Sincerity is that whereby self-completion is effected, and its way is that by which man must direct himself.
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Sincerity is the way of Heaven. The attainment of sincerity is the way of men.
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In all things success depends on previous preparation, and without such previous preparation there is sure to be failure.
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To be fond of learning is to be near to knowledge. To practice with vigor is to be near to magnanimity. To possess the feeling of shame is to be near to energy.
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Benevolence is the characteristic element of humanity.
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In archery we have something like the way of the superior man. When the archer misses the center of the target, he turns round and seeks for the cause of his failure in himself.
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The superior man does what is proper to the station in which he is; he does not desire to go beyond this. In a position of wealth and honor, he does what is proper to a position of wealth and honor. In a poor and low position, he does what is proper to a poor and low position.
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When one cultivates to the utmost the principles of his nature, and exercises them on the principle of reciprocity, he is not far from the path. What you do not like when done to yourself, do not do to others.
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Rare are those who prefer virtue to the pleasures of sex.
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Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.
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In a country well governed poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed wealth is something to be ashamed of.
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If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything.
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Your eyes are always bigger than your stomach.
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Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.
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To lead an uninstructed people to war is to throw them away.
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Between friends, frequent reproofs make the friendship distant.
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Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.
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Respect yourself and others will respect you.
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Silence is a friend who will never betray.
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Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
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To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
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To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
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Have no friends not equal to you.
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Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
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It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.
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It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.