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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 Ethics of Confucius: The Sayings of the Master and His Disciples Upon ...

Confucius - Conduct of life - 1915 - 323 pages
...sayings have been quoted elsewhere; and of them these only are reproduced V here: "To give one's self earnestly to the duties due to men, and while, respecting spiritual beings to keep aloof from theftti, may be called wisdom." (Analects, bk. vi., c. xx..) "Ke Loo asked about serving the spirits...
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China: An Interpretation

Bp. James Whitford Bashford - China - 1916 - 620 pages
...more openly. On being asked what constitutes wisdom, he replied, "To give oneself earnestly to duties to men, and while respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them — that may be called wisdom." In answer to the inquiry as to how we may best serve the spirits, he...
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Rousseau and Romanticism

Irving Babbitt - Idealism in literature - 1919 - 426 pages
...been achieved in the West, though not 1 Analects, xi, cxi. Cf. iWd., vi, cxx: " 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." Much that has passed current as religion in all ages has made its chief appeal, not to awe but to wonder;...
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Preaching and Paganism

Albert Parker Fitch - Pastoral theology - 1920 - 229 pages
...towards the distinctively religious elements of experience are other sayings of Confucius, such as: "To give oneself earnestly to the duties due to men,...beings, to keep aloof from them may be called wisdom." 1 The precise area of humanistic interests is indicated in another observation. "The subjects on which...
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Preaching and Paganism

Albert Parker Fitch - Pastoral theology - 1920 - 229 pages
...towards the distinctively religious elements of experience are other sayings of Confucius, such as: "To give oneself earnestly to the duties due to men,...spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them may be called wisdom."1 The precise area of humanistic interests is indicated in another observation. "The subjects...
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Preaching and Paganism

Albert Parker Fitch - Pastoral theology - 1920 - 229 pages
...towards the distinctively religious elements of experience are other sayings of Confucius, such as: "To give oneself earnestly to the duties due to men,...spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them may be called wisdom."1 The precise area of humanistic interests is indicated in another observation. "The subjects...
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Preaching and Paganism

Albert Parker Fitch - Pastoral theology - 1920 - 229 pages
...towards the distinctively religious elements of experience are other sayings of Confucius, such as : "To give oneself earnestly to the duties due to men,...spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them may be called wisdom."1 The precise area of humanistic interests is indicated in another observation. "The subjects...
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An Introduction to the Study of Some Living Religions of the East

Sydney Cave - Asia - 1921 - 255 pages
...can you know about death ? " 3 His interest lay jn this world, not in the next. " 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." 4 It is characteristic of his religious indifference that he refers to Heaven not by the more personal...
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The Chinese Students' Monthly, Volume 17

China - 1922
...lies beyond the grave, lie answered, "So long as we cannot know life, how can we know death. * * * To give oneself earnestly to the duties due to men...beings to keep aloof from them may be called wisdom. * * * * If you wish to know whether the dead have consciousness or not you will know it when you die....
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An Introduction to the Study of Some Living Religions of the East

Sydney Cave - Religions - 1922 - 255 pages
...can you know about death ? "3 His interest lay in this world, not in the next. " To give one's-self earnestly to the duties due to men, and, while respecting...keep aloof from them may be called wisdom ." * It is characteristic of his religious indifference that he refers to Heaven not by the more personal name...
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