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Al cielo non chiedo altro che una casa piena di…

Al cielo non chiedo altro che una casa piena di libri e un giardino pieno di fiori

Al cielo non chiedo altro che una casa piena di libri e un giardino pieno di fiori

If your desire is for good, the people will be …

If your desire is for good, the people will be good.

If your desire is for good, the people will be good.

Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first princi…

Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.

Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.

A common man marvels at uncommon things. A wise…

A common man marvels at uncommon things. A wise man marvels at the commonplace.

A common man marvels at uncommon things. A wise man marvels at the commonplace.

The Master said, “I have not seen a person who …

The Master said, "I have not seen a person who loved virtue, or onewho hated what was not virtuous. He who loved virtue, would esteemnothing above it. He who hated what is not virtuous, would practicevirtue in such a way that he would not allow anything that is notvirtuous to approach his person."Is any one able for one day to apply his strength to virtue? I havenot seen the case in which his strength would be insufficient."Should there possibly be any such case, I have not seen it.

The Master said, “I have not seen a person who loved virtue, or onewho hated what was not virtuous. He who loved virtue, would esteemnothing above it. He who hated what is not virtuous, would…

,Me preguntas por qué compro arroz y flores?Com…

,Me preguntas por qué compro arroz y flores?Compro arroz para vivir y flores para tener algo por lo que vivir.

,Me preguntas por qué compro arroz y flores?Compro arroz para vivir y flores para tener algo por lo que vivir.

The way of the superior person is threefold; vi…

The way of the superior person is threefold; virtuous, they are free from anxieties; wise they are free from perplexities; and bold they are free from fear.

The way of the superior person is threefold; virtuous, they are free from anxieties; wise they are free from perplexities; and bold they are free from fear.

To be able under all circumstances to practice …

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.

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.

If the gentleman abandons ren, how can he be wo…

If the gentleman abandons ren, how can he be worthy of that name? The gentleman does not violate ren even for the amount of time required to eat a meal. Even in times of urgency or distress, he does not depart from it.”(Analects 4.5)

If the gentleman abandons ren, how can he be worthy of that name? The gentleman does not violate ren even for the amount of time required to eat a meal. Even in times of urgency…

The gentleman understands what is right, wherea…

The gentleman understands what is right, whereas the petty man understands profit.”(Analects 4.16)

The gentleman understands what is right, whereas the petty man understands profit.”(Analects 4.16)

If your conduct is determined solely by conside…

If your conduct is determined solely by considerations of profit you will arouse great resentment.

If your conduct is determined solely by considerations of profit you will arouse great resentment.

A true gentleman is one who has set his heart u…

A true gentleman is one who has set his heart upon the Way. A fellow who is ashamed merely of shabby clothing or modest meals is not even worth conversing with.”(Analects 4.9)

A true gentleman is one who has set his heart upon the Way. A fellow who is ashamed merely of shabby clothing or modest meals is not even worth conversing with.”(Analects 4.9)

He is marriageable. Although he was once impris…

He is marriageable. Although he was once imprisoned and branded as a criminal, he was in fact innocent of any crime.” The Master gave him his daughter in marriage.(Analects 5.1)

He is marriageable. Although he was once imprisoned and branded as a criminal, he was in fact innocent of any crime.” The Master gave him his daughter in marriage.(Analects 5.1)

The scholar does not consider gold and jade to …

The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith.

The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith.

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble with…

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

The gentleman does not serve as a vessel.”(Anal…

The gentleman does not serve as a vessel.”(Analects 2.12)

The gentleman does not serve as a vessel.”(Analects 2.12)

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

If you don’t know, recognise that you don’t kno…

If you don't know, recognise that you don't know. If you know, acknowledge that you know. That is knowledge.

If you don’t know, recognise that you don’t know. If you know, acknowledge that you know. That is knowledge.

If you know, recognise that you know. If you do…

If you know, recognise that you know. If you don't know, realise that you don't know. That is knowledge.

If you know, recognise that you know. If you don’t know, realise that you don’t know. That is knowledge.

He who is concerned only with the purity of his…

He who is concerned only with the purity of his own life ruins the great human relations.

He who is concerned only with the purity of his own life ruins the great human relations.

Aquellos de espíritu superior entienden la just…

Aquellos de espíritu superior entienden la justicia. Los ordinarios, el beneficio.

Aquellos de espíritu superior entienden la justicia. Los ordinarios, el beneficio.

Lead the people with administrative injunctions…

Lead the people with administrative injunctions and put them in their place with penal law, and they will avoid punishments but will be without a sense of shame. Lead them with excellence and put them in their place through roles and ritual practices, and in addition to developing a sense of shame, they will order themselves harmoniously

Lead the people with administrative injunctions and put them in their place with penal law, and they will avoid punishments but will be without a sense of shame. Lead them with excellence and put them…

Treue gegen sich selbst und Gütigkeit gegen And…

Treue gegen sich selbst und Gütigkeit gegen Andere: Darin ist alles befasst.

Treue gegen sich selbst und Gütigkeit gegen Andere: Darin ist alles befasst.

Vergiss Kränkungen, doch Vergiss Freundlichkeit…

Vergiss Kränkungen, doch Vergiss Freundlichkeiten nie.

Vergiss Kränkungen, doch Vergiss Freundlichkeiten nie.

Respect yourself and others will respect you.

Respect yourself and others will respect you.

Respect yourself and others will respect you.

Heaven means to be one with God.

Heaven means to be one with God.

Heaven means to be one with God.

I am not concerned that I am not known; I seek …

I am not concerned that I am not known; I seek to be worthy to be known.

I am not concerned that I am not known; I seek to be worthy to be known.

Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.

Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.

Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.

A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do …

A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do we know that his future will not be equal to our present?

A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do we know that his future will not be equal to our present?

For this reason the gentleman will employ a man…

For this reason the gentleman will employ a man on a distant mission and observe his degree of loyalty, will employ him close at hand and observe his degree of respect. He will hand him troublesome affairs and observe how well he manages them, will suddenly ask his advice and observe how wisely he answers. He will exact some difficult promise from him and see how well he keeps it, turn over funds to him and see with what benevolence he dispenses them, inform him of the danger he is in and note how faithful he is to his duties. He will get him drunk with wine and observe how well he handles himself, place him in mixed company and see what effect beauty has upon him. By applying these nine tests, you may determine who is the unworthy man.

For this reason the gentleman will employ a man on a distant mission and observe his degree of loyalty, will employ him close at hand and observe his degree of respect. He will hand him…

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