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" States, they first regulated their families. 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... "
Life and Teachings of Confucius - Page 266
by JAMES LEGGER D.D. - 1867
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The Middle Kingdom: A Survey of the Geography, Government ..., Volume 1

Samuel Wells Williams - China - 1907 - 862 pages
...peculiarly Chinese : 632 they first cultivated their persons. Wishing to cultivate their persons, they first rectified their hearts. Wishing to rectify their...thoughts. Wishing to be sincere in their thoughts, they tii rt extended their knowledge to the utmost. Such extension of knowledge lay in the investigation...
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Appleton's New Practical Cyclopedia: A New Work of Reference Based ..., Volume 2

Marcus Benjamin, Arthur Elmore Bostwick, Gerald Van Casteel, George Jotham Hagar - Encyclopedias - 1910
...regulate their families, they first cultivated tlreir own persons. Wishing to cultivate their persons they first rectified their hearts. Wishing to rectify their...thoughts. Wishing to be sincere in their thoughts, they extended their knowledge to the utmost ; and this extension of knowledge lay in the investigation of...
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Great Religious Teachers of the East

Alfred Wilhelm Martin - Religions - 1911 - 268 pages
...regulate their families, they first cultivated their persons. Wishing to cultivate their persons, they first rectified their hearts. Wishing to rectify their...extension of knowledge lay in the investigation of things. Things being investigated, knowledge became complete. Their knowledge being complete, their thoughts...
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The Light of the World: A Brief Comparative Study of Christianity and Non ...

Robert Elliott Speer - Christianity and other religions - 1911 - 372 pages
...of it, and the earnest practice of it. The ancients . . . wishing to be sincere in their thoughts, first extended to the utmost their knowledge. Such...extension of knowledge lay in the investigation of things. Things being investigated, knowledge became complete. Their knowledge being complete, their thoughts...
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What Makes Life Worth Living: Or, The Moral Development of Humanity

Sherwood Sweet Knight - Ethics - 1912 - 169 pages
...regulate their families, they first cultivated their persons. Wishing to cultivate their persons, they first rectified their hearts. Wishing to rectify their...extension of knowledge lay in the investigation of things. Things being investigated, knowledge became complete. Their knowledge being complete, their thoughts...
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The Three Religions of China: Lectures Delivered at Oxford

William Edward Soothill - Buddha (The concept) - 1913 - 324 pages
...this they first rectified their hearts. To do this they first made their minds sincere. To do this they first extended to the utmost their knowledge....extension of knowledge lay in the investigation of tilings " (or scientific research). We have here then the recognition that sincerity and wisdom lead...
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The Philosophy of Wang Yang-ming

Yangming Wang, Shou-jÍn Wang - Philosophy, Chinese - 1916 - 512 pages
...implied in the following passage from the Great Learning? 'Wishing to cultivate their persons, they first rectified their hearts. Wishing to rectify their...be sincere in their thoughts, they first extended their knowledge to the utmost. Such extension of knowledge lay in the investigation of things.' " The...
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Civilization and the Microbe

Arthur Isaac Kendall - Bacteria - 1923 - 18 pages
...regulate their families, they first cultivated their persons. Wishing to cultivate their persons, they first rectified their hearts. Wishing to rectify their...Such extension of knowledge lay in the investigation Things being investigated, knowledge became complete. Their knowledge being complete, their thoughts...
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Chinese Political Philosophy

William Sumner Appleton Pott - Confucianism - 1925 - 110 pages
...their persons, they first rectified their hearts. Wishing to rectify their hearts, they first thought to be sincere in their thoughts. Wishing to be sincere...extension of knowledge lay in the investigation of things. Things being investigated, knowledge became complete. Their knowledge being complete, their thoughts...
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chinese political philosophy

william s. a. pott - 1925
...their persons, they first rectified their hearts. Wishing to rectify their hearts, they first thought to be sincere in their thoughts. Wishing to be sincere...extension of knowledge lay in the investigation of things. Things being investigated, knowledge became complete. Their knowledge being complete, their thoughts...
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