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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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Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology ..., Volume 2

Sir Edward Burnett Tylor - Animism - 1874
...leave their parents unburied. The evasion was characteristic of the teacher who expressed his theory of worship in this maxim, " to give oneself earnestly...our own time the Taepings have made a step beyond Confucius ; they have forbidden the sacrifices to the spirits of the dead, yet keep up the rite of...
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American Presbyterian Review, Volume 1

Henry Boynton Smith, James Manning Sherwood - Presbyterianism - 1863
...the "Analects " [6 : 20], when asked, " What constitutes wisdom ? " he replied : " To give one's self earnestly to the duties due to men, and while respecting...to keep aloof from, them,, may be called wisdom". His own departure out of life was one of the most melancholy on record. lie died apparently •without...
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Christian China, Volume 7

Young Men's Christian associations - 1920
...spiritual realm? "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...to keep aloof from them — may be called wisdom.' " (Analects 6.20; Legge 1.35.) On the other hand, it may be asked, whether Confucius himself did not...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1907
...death?' Above all, we have the celebrated utterance, ' To devote oneself earnestly to the duties owed to men, and, while respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom.' Yet he was devout in prayer and fasting, and said, ' He who offends against God has none to whom he...
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International Journal of Ethics, Volume 14

Archaeology - 1904
...state. In answer to a question from a Minister of State as to what constituted wisdom, the sage replied: "To give oneself earnestly to the duties due to men, and while respecting spiritual beings, if there are such, to keep aloof from them — this may be called wisdom." Being asked by a disciple...
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The British Quarterly Review, Volume 45

Henry Allon - Christianity - 1867
...what constituted wisdom. " To give oneself earnestly," said he, " to the duties due to men, and wlrile respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom." And, again, among the four things which it is said he taught, " truthfulness" is specified ; and many...
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