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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, Volume 1

James Legge - 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...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 - 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...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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A Corner of Cathay: Studies from Life Among the Chinese

Adele Marion Fielde - China - 1894 - 286 pages
...creed which was not practical. He said, "• To give one's self earnestly to the duties due to man, and while respecting spiritual beings to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom." One of the foremost of his disciples once asked him about the service of the spirits of the dead, and...
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The Religions of Japan: From the Dawn of History to the Era of Méiji

William Elliot Griffis - Buddhism - 1895 - 457 pages
...man and man, to propriety and etiquette, and to ceremony and usage. He said that " To give one's self to the duties due to men and while respecting spiritual...beings to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom. " 5 We think that Confucius cut the tap-root of all true progress, and therefore is largely responsible...
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The Religions of Japan: From the Dawn of History to the Era of Méiji

William Elliot Griffis - Buddhism - 1895 - 457 pages
...etiquette, and to ceremony and usage. He said : that " To give one's self to the duties due to men and i while respecting spiritual beings to keep aloof from ' them, may be called wisdom. " 5 We think that Confucius cut the tap-root of all time i progress, and therefore is largely responsible...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical ..., Volume 6

John Clark Ridpath - Literature - 1898
...complete virtue." — Fan-che 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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Yoga, Or, Transformation: A Comparative Statement of the Various Religious ...

William Joseph Flagg - Soul - 1898 - 376 pages
...the next life when I cannot explain this," also said: "To give one's self to the duties due to man, and while respecting spiritual beings to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom," and again: " Honor the gods and keep them far from you." (6.) The Phallicism found in Shinto belongs...
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A Handbook of Comparative Religion

Samuel Henry Kellogg - Christianity and other religions - 1899 - 179 pages
...further, and enter his voice against the recognition of such duties. Said he : " 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." 2 The views of Laou Tzse it is difficult to set forth with exactness. His works are said by Chinese...
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A Short History of Freethought: Ancient and Modern

John Mackinnon Robertson - Electronic book - 1899 - 447 pages
...above all things a moralist; and concerning the spirits in general he taught that "To give one's self to the duties due to men, and while respecting spiritual...beings, to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom ".' He would never express an opinion concerning the fate of souls," or encourage prayer ; 5 and in...
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International Library of Masterpieces, Literature, Art and Rare ..., Volume 8

Harry Thurston Peck - Literature - 1901
...complete virtue." — Fan-che 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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