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The Master said, "Is Goodness indeed so far away? If we really wanted Goodness, we should find that it was at our very side."




 Confucius , (v. 551 v. 479 av. J.-C), founder of Confucianism, Confucianism
Source : Analects 7.29  
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Confucius said, "At fifteen my mind was set on learning. At thirty my character had been formed. At forty I had no more perplexities. At fifty I knew the Mandate of Heaven (T'ien-ming). At sixty I was at ease with whatever I heard. At seventy I could follow my heart's desire without transgressing moral principles.




 Confucius , (v. 551 v. 479 av. J.-C), founder of Confucianism, Confucianism
Source : Analects of Confucius, 2:4, in Wing-Tsit Chan, Chinese Philosophy, Chapter 2.  
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Wishing to establish his own character, he also establishes the character of others, and wishing to be prominent himself, he also helps others to be prominent.




 Confucius , (v. 551 v. 479 av. J.-C), founder of Confucianism, Confucianism
Source : Analects of Confucius, 6,28, in Wing-Tsit Chan, Chinese Philosophy, Chapter 2.  
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The superior man does not seek fulfillment of his appetite nor comfort in his lodging.




 Confucius , (v. 551 v. 479 av. J.-C), founder of Confucianism, Confucianism
Source : Analects of Confucius, 1:14, in Wing-Tsit Chan, Chinese Philosophy, Chapter 2.  
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By nature the men are alike. Through practice they have become far apart.




 Confucius , (v. 551 v. 479 av. J.-C), founder of Confucianism, Confucianism
Source : Analect of Confucius, 17:2, in Wing-Tsit Chan, Chinese Philosophy, Chapter 2.  
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