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Confucius
(K'ung Fu-tzu)
Chinese philosopher

(551-479 BC)



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Is it not a pleasure to learn and to repeat or practice from time to time what has been learned? Is it not delightful to have friends coming from afar? Is one not a superior man if he does not feel hurt even though he does not feel recognized?
-- Analects, Ch. 1, v. 1 (Wing-Tsit Chan, tr.)

A superior man in dealing with the world is not for anything or against anything. He follows righteousness as the standard.
-- Analects, Ch. 4, v. 10 (Wing-Tsit Chan, tr.)

The superior man understands righteousness; the inferior man understands profit.
-- Analects, Ch. 4, v. 16 (Wing-Tsit Chan, tr.)

Do not do to others what you do not want them to do to you.
-- Analects, Ch. 15, v. 23 (Wing-Tsit Chan, tr.)


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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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