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Confucius (K'ung Fu-tzu) 551–479 bc
Chinese philosopher

  1. Is it not a pleasure to learn and to repeat or practice from time to time what has been learned?
    Analects ch. 1, v. 1, tr. Wing-Tsit Chan
  2. At fifty I knew the Mandate of Heaven.
    Analects ch. 2, v. 4, tr. Wing-Tsit Chan
  3. A man who reviews the old so as to find out the new is qualified to teach others.
    Analects ch. 2, v. 11, tr. Wing-Tsit Chan
  4. I have never yet seen anyone whose desire to build up his moral power was as strong as sexual desire.
    Analects ch. 9, v. 17, tr. Wing-Tsit Chan
  5. The commander of three armies may be taken away but the will of even a common man may not be taken away from him.
    Analects ch. 9, v. 25, tr. Wing-Tsit Chan
  6. To go too far is the same as not to go far enough.
    Analects ch. 11, v. 15, tr. Wing-Tsit Chan
  7. If you desire what is good, the people will be good. The character of a ruler is like wind and that of the people is like grass. In whatever direction the wind blows the grass always bends.
    Analects ch. 12, v. 19, tr. Wing-Tsit Chan
  8. Do not do to others what you do not want them to do to you.
    Analects ch. 15, v. 23, tr. Wing-Tsit Chan
  9. In education there should be no class distinction.
    Analects ch. 15, v. 38, tr. Wing-Tsit Chan
  10. By nature men are alike. Through practice they have become far apart.
    Analects ch. 17, v. 2, tr. Wing-Tsit Chan
  11. Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
    Shu Jing pt. 5, bk. 9, ch. 6

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