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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 Baptist Quarterly, Volume 6

Lucius Edwin Smith, Henry Griggs Weston - Baptists - 1872
...should not be lost sight of in this age of utilitarianism and humauitarianism. "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." Such is his opinion as to God. "We do not yet understand life, how can we know about death ? " This...
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CHAPTERS FROM THE BIBLE OF THE AGES

G.B. STEBBINS - 1872
...all men." He asked about knowledge. The Master said : " It is to know all men. "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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Chapters from the Bible of the Ages

Giles Badger Stebbins - Religious literature - 1872 - 400 pages
...all men. " He asked about knowledge. The Master said : " It is to know all men. " 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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New Englander and Yale Review, Volume 31

Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight - United States - 1872
...as to what constituted wisdom. " To give one's self earnestly," sa'd he, " to the duties due to man, and, while respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them, may be called During the life of Confucius his contemporary Lao-tse was dreaming out the system which has since grown...
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The permanence of Christianity, lectures preached before the University of ...

John Richard T. Eaton - 1873
...On the other hand, ethies may, as in Confucianism, overpower and extinguish the religious element. "To give oneself earnestly to the duties due to men,...beings, to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom," this was the maxim and practice of its founder.—See Legge, II. 130, 319. But it has been truly said...
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The Chinese Classics: Life and teachings of Confucius.-v.2. The life and ...

James Legge - China - 1875
...not be announced." XX. 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...beings, to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom." He asked ancestral temple. I have coined the word litanist, to come as near to the meaning as possible....
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the globe encyclopaedia of universal information

john m. ross - 1877
...the Book of History, or of departed relatives and friends. '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 true wisdom.' Both his political and social systems assume a perfect rigidity of political and social...
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The Permanence of Christianity: Considered in Eight Lectures Preached Before ...

John Richard Turner Eaton - Apologetics - 1879 - 387 pages
...and extinguish the religious element. See Dollinger, Gentile and Jew, I. 56-8; Legge, II. 130, 319. " To give oneself earnestly to the duties due to men,...beings to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom," was the maxim and practice of its founder. It is not strange to find, from Mr. Cooper (Pioneer of Commerce),...
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Good Words, Volume 22

1881
...nothing to say about the Divine. The bent and constant attitude of his mind is given in his words : " To give oneself earnestly to the duties due to men,...respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them ; this may be called wisdom." (To be concluded next month.} THE ROAD TO THE POLE. . Sachtmj Cruise...
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Frank Leslie's Sunday Magazine, Volume 10

1881
...nothing to say about the Divine. The bent and constant attitude of his mind is given in his words : "To give oneself earnestly to the duties due to men,...respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them ; this may be called wisdom," We must not look to Confucius, then, for any light upon religious matters...
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