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China's most famous teacher, philosopher, and political theorist, 551-479 BC
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-Without recognizing the ordinances of Heaven, it is impossible to be a superior man.
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A fool despises good counsel, but a wise man takes it to heart.
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A good man is not mine to see. Could I see a man possessed of constancy, that would satisfy me.
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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
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A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door
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A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it, is committing another mistake.
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A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
ActionExcellence
A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do you know that his future will not be equal to our present?
FutureRespectYouth
Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
Ability
Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others.
Teachers and teaching
Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude
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All people are the same, only their habits change.
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Always and in everything let there be reverence.
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An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
Government
As long as I have rice to eat, and pure water to drink, I can find joy within.
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Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
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Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
Law and lawyers
Between friends, frequent reproofs make the friendship distant.
Friendship
By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart
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By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the most bitter.
Wisdom
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