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" To those whose talents are above mediocrity, the highest subjects may be announced. To those who are below mediocrity, the highest subjects may not be announced.' CHAP. XX. Fan Ch'ih asked what constituted wisdom. The Master said, To give one's self earnestly... "
Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy ... - Page 43
by Edward Burnett Tylor - 1873
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The Chinese Classics: With a Translation, Critical and Exegetical ..., Volume 1

James Legge - China - 1861
...announced." CHAPTER XX. Fan Ch'e asked what constituted wisdom. The Master said, " To give one's-self earnestly to the duties due to men, and, while respecting...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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The Chinese Classics: With a Translation, Critical and Exegetical ..., Volume 1

James Legge - China - 1861
...he returned to a question 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 Chinese Classics, Volume 1

China - 1893
...announced. CHAP. XX. Fan Ch'ih asked 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, maybe called wisdom.' lie asked about perfect virtue. The Master said, ' The man of virtue makes the...
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The Reformed Presbyterian magazine. Jan. 1855-July 1858, 1862-76

1862
...answer to the 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
...WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE. Fan Ch'e asked what constituted wisdom. The Master said, " To give one's self earnestly to the duties due to men, and, while respecting...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
...not be announced/' XX. Fan Ch/e asked what constituted wisdom. The Master said, " To give one's-self earnestly to the duties due to men, and, while respecting...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 credentials of conscience: a few reasons for the popularity of [sir J.R ...

Maria Hall - 1868
...Self-adjusted, grave, never swerving from the mean and correct, he was fitted to command reverence." " To give oneself earnestly to the duties due to men,...respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them," he said, " constituted wisdom." The other class may be represented by his grand predecessor, Mencius,...
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The Chinese Classics: Translated Into English, with Preliminary Essays and ...

James Legge - Chinese literature - 1869
...not be announced." XX. Fan Ch'e asked what constituted wisdom. The Master said, " To give one's-self earnestly to the duties due to men, and, while respecting...beings, to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom." He asked ancestral temple. I have coined the word lifanist, to come as near to the meaning as possible....
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The Missionary Magazine, Volume 49

Baptists - 1869
...Fan-Che 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 generations...
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The Chinese Classics

Chinese literature - 1870
...not be announced." XX. Fan Ch'e asked what constituted wisdom. The Master said, " To give one's-self earnestly to the duties due to men, and, while respecting...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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