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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 Ridpath Library of Universal Literature: A Biographical and ..., Volume 6

John Clark Ridpath - Literature - 1903
...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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The Ethics of the Greek Philosophers, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle: A ...

James Hervey Hyslop - Ethics - 1903 - 333 pages
...preserve our mental constitution and nourish our nature is the way to serve Heaven." "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." " The doctrine of our Master is to be true to the principles of our nature and the benevolent exercise...
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Japan: Described and Illustrated by the Japanese, Volume 2

Frank Brinkley - Art - 1904 - 382 pages
...of nature's courses and of human fortunes by a hierarchy of deities. That man should devote himself earnestly to the duties due to men, and while respecting spiritual beings should keep aloof from them — that was the Confucian definition of wisdom. He did not, as is frequently...
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Japan [and China]: Japan; its history, arts and literature

Frank Brinkley - 1904
...of nature's courses and of human fortunes by a hierarchy of deities. That man should devote himself earnestly to the duties due to men, and, while respecting spiritual beings, should keep aloof from them, — that was the Chinese sage's definition of wisdom. He did not, as is...
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Morals in Evolution: A Study in Comparative Ethics, Part 2

Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse - Ethics, Evolutionary - 1906
...to do with them as possible, and devote themselves instead to their duty towards their neighbours. " To give oneself earnestly • to the duties due to...beings, to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom." 1 Nor does Confucius encourage thinking about the future life. Ke Loo asked about serving the spirits...
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Morals in Evolution: A Study in Comparative Ethics, Part 2

Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse - Ethics, Evolutionary - 1906
...to do with them as possible, and devote themselves instead to their duty towards their neighbours. " To give oneself earnestly to the duties due to men...respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them, may bo called wisdom." 1 Nor does Confucius encourage thinking about the future life. Ke Loo asked about...
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Morals in Evolution;: A Study in Comparative Ethics,.

Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse - 1906
...to do with them as possible, and devote themselves instead to their duty towards their neighbours. " To give oneself earnestly to the duties due to men...respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them, n> •* bo called wisdom." 1 Nor does Confucius encourage thinking about the future life. Ke Loo asked...
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A Short History of Freethought: Ancient and Modern

John Mackinnon Robertson - Free thought - 1906 - 480 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."4 He would never express an opinion concerning the fate of souls,5 or encourage prayer ;6 and...
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The Prologomena to the Chinese Classics of Confucius and Mencius

James Legge - Chinese literature - 1907 - 259 pages
...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 wisdom2.' At any rate, as by his frequent references to Heaven, instead of following the phraseology...
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Sunny Singapore: An Account of the Place and Its People, with a Sketch of ...

John Angus Bethune Cook - East Asia - 1907 - 183 pages
...explanation of the above is found in another book of Confucius in which he said : " To give one's self earnestly to the duties due to men, and, while respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them." But it is wonderful why they (the devils — ie, the spirits of the dead) do not haunt the Malays,...
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