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" To give one's self earnestly to the duties due to men, and, while respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom. "
Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap der Kunsten en Wetenschappen - Page 545
by Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen - 1881
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The Chinese Classics: With a Translation, Critical and Exegetical ..., Volume 1

James Legge - China - 1861
...as to what constituted wisdom. " To give one's-self earnestly," said he, " to the duties due to men, and, while respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom."10 At any rate, as by his frequent references to Heaven, instead of following the phraseology...
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The Reformed Presbyterian magazine. Jan. 1855-July 1858, 1862-76

1862
...question — What constitutes wisdom ? ho said, " To give one's-self earnestly to the duty due to men, and while respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom." Thus, a species of secularism is the only religion which his writings inculcate. They do not even contain...
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Confucius and the Chinese Classics: Or, Readings in Chi Nese Literature

Augustus Ward Loomis - China - 1867 - 432 pages
...what constituted wisdom. The Master said, " To give one's self earnestly to the duties due to men, and, while respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom." He asked about perfect virtue. The Master said, " The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome...
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Life and Teachings of Confucius

JAMES LEGGER D.D. - 1867
...what constituted wisdom. The Master said, " To give one's-self earnestly to the duties due to men, and, while respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom." He asked ancestral temple. I have coined the word litanist, to come as near to the meaning as possible....
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The Chinese Classics: Translated Into English, with Preliminary Essays and ...

James Legge - Chinese literature - 1869
...as to what constituted wisdom. " To give one's-self earnestly/' said he, " to the duties due to men, and, while respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom. " 1 At any rate, as by his frequent references to Heaven, instead of following the phraseology of the...
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The Missionary Magazine, Volume 49

Baptists - 1869
...asked what constituted wisdom. The Master said, " To give one's self earnestly to the duties of men, and, while respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom." It is important to ask whether Confucius, in his whole career, improved upon the light of preceding...
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The Chinese Classics, Volumes 1-2

Ssǔ shu - China - 1870 - 382 pages
...what constituted wisdom. The Master said, " To give one's-self earnestly to the duties due to men, and, while respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom." He asked about perfect virtue. The Master said, "The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome...
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Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology ..., Volume 2

Edward Burnett Tylor - Animism - 1871
...expressed his theory of worship in this maxim, " to give oneself earnestly to the duties due to men, and, while respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom." It is said that in our own time the Taepings have made a step beyond Confucius ; they have forbidden...
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CHAPTERS FROM THE BIBLE OF THE AGES

G.B. STEBBINS - 1872
...The Master said : " It is to know all men. "To give one's-self earnestly to the duties due to men, and, while respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom." He asked about perfect virtue. The Master said : "The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome...
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Chapters from the Bible of the Ages

Giles Badger Stebbins - Religious literature - 1872 - 400 pages
...The Master said : " It is to know all men. " To give one's-self earnestly to the duties due to men, and, while respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom." He asked about perfect virtue. The Master said : "The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome...
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