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Confucius
The 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.

Confucius
Learning without reflection is a waste, reflection without learning is dangerous.

Confucius
Have no friends not equal to yourself.

Confucius
Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it

Confucius
When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine your own self.

Confucius
It is only the wisest and the stupidest that cannot change.

Confucius
To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue. They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.

Confucius
Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.

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