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The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.
   ―  Confucius
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To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue.  These five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
  —   Confucius
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He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.
   ― Confucius
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On This Day In:
2014 On Faith
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2011 Multi-Source Learning

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Sincerity becomes apparent.  From being apparent, it becomes manifest.  From being manifest, it becomes brilliant.  Brilliant, it affects others.  Affecting others, they are changed by it.  Changed by it, they are transformed.  It is only he who is possessed of the most complete sincerity that can exist under heaven, who can transform.
   ―  Confucius
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On This Day In:
2014 Prayers For Junior
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Is it not a joy to have friends visit from distant lands?
  —  Confucius
From:  “The Analects
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When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it: this is knowledge.
  –     Confucius
From:   “Analects
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Shall I tell you what knowledge is?  It is to know both what one knows and what one does not know.
  —  Confucius
Karl Marx, a visionary, figured out that you can control a slave much better by convincing him he is an employee.
  —  Nassim Nicholas Taleb
From his book:  “The Bed Of Procrustes
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True goodness springs from a man’s own heart.  All men are born good.
  —  Confucius
From: “Analects
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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 bitterest.
  —  Confucius
[Which explains why the bitterest lessons are learned the best…   –  KMAB]
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