Confucius

“Wishing to regulate their families, they first cultivated their persons. Wishing to cultivate their persons, they first rectified their hearts. Wishing to rectify their hearts, they first sought to be sincere in their thoughts. Wishing to be sincere in their thoughts, they first extended to the utmost their knowledge.”


Confucius, Great Learning: Bilingual Edition, English and Chinese 大學: A Confucian Classic of Ancient Chinese Literature 四書
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