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The Analects by Confucius
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May 09, 08

Read in May, 2008

It was interesting to read this book after all the articles I've been reading about Chinese culture due to the Olympics being in Beijing this summer. I got confused with all the references to people I've never heard of, but there were some quotations that I liked:

"The failure to cultivate virtue, the failure to put into practice what I have learnt, hearing what is right and being unable to move towards it, being unable to change what is not good -- these are my worries."

"If one loves someone, can one avoid making him work hard? If one is loyal to someone, can one avoid instructing him?"

"One does not worry about the fact that other people do not appreciate on. One worries about the fact that one is incapable."

"If one commits an error and does not reform, this is what is meant by an error."
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