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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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Essentials of Neo-Confucianism: Eight Major Philosophers of the Song and ...

Siu-chi Huang, Xiuji Huang - Philosophy - 1999 - 261 pages
...cultivated their persons. Wishing to cultivate their persons, they first rectified their hearts (xin, mind). Wishing to rectify their hearts, they first sought...be sincere in their thoughts, they first extended their knowledge. Such extension of knowledge lay in the investigation of things (ge wu).57 Using the...
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Religion and International Law

Mark W. Janis, Carolyn Maree Evans - Political Science - 1999 - 513 pages
...they first cultivated their persons. To cultivate their persons, they first rectified their hearts. To rectify their hearts, they first sought to be sincere in their thoughts. To be sincere in their thoughts, they first extended to the utmost their knowledge. Such extension...
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On Adam Smith and Confucius: The Theory of Moral Sentiments and the Analects

Wei-Bin Zhang - Philosophy - 2000 - 152 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 investigated, their thoughts...
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International Schools & International Education: Improving Teaching ...

Mary Hayden, John Jeffrey Thompson - Education - 2000 - 211 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. That expression of faith was written two-and-a-half millennia ago by Confucius. It seems to me that...
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Tian Di Hui

Gustaaf Schlegel - Social Science - 2000 - 255 pages
...their persons, they first rectified their hearts. , Wishing to rectify their hearts, they first Bought to be sincere in their thoughts. Wishing »to be sincere...of knowledge lay in the investigation of things." (') Tlie two characters jj£ Sf underneath the Amulet mean: To attain fie unu of ttame by jicixy oxe't...
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The Exemplary Society: Human Improvement, Social Control, and the Dangers of ...

Børge Bakken, Senior Researcher Børge Bakken - Social Science - 2000 - 516 pages
...New York, Vintage Books, 1979. 98. See Michael R. Dunon, p. 106. 99. The rest of the quotation goes: 'Wishing to be sincere in their thoughts, they first...extension of knowledge lay in the investigation of things. Things being investigated, knowledge became complete. Their knowledge betng complete, their thoughts...
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Heroes of History: A Brief History of Civilization from Ancient Times to the ...

Will Durant - History - 2002 - 351 pages
...their families, they first cultivated their own selves. Wishing to cultivate their own selves, 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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Korea Between Empires, 1895-1919

Andre Schmid - History - 2002 - 372 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." As translated in James Legge, The Chinese Classics...
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American Civilization Portrayed in Ancient Confucianism

Wei-Bin Zhang - History - 2003 - 228 pages
...regulate their families, they first cultivated their persons. Wishing to cultivate their persons, they first rectified their hearts. Wishing to rectify their...they first extended to the utmost their knowledge." According to Confucianism, there are petty and great societies. "When a man sees good," portrayed Hsiin...
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Tongues of Fire: A Bible of Sacred Scriptures of the Non-Christian World

Grace H. Turnbull - Religion - 2001 - 422 pages
...Wishing to regulate their families, they first rectified their own hearts. Wishing to rectify their own hearts, they first sought to be sincere in their thoughts. Wishing to be sincere in their thoughts, they extended to the utmost their knowledge. From the loving example of one family, the whole state may...
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