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They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.

By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.

Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.

Have no friends not equal to yourself.

He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.

He with whom neither slander that gradually soaks into the mind, nor statements that startle like a wound in the flesh, are successful may be called intelligent indeed.

by confucius

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Birgitta said... @ December 22, 2008 at 4:17 AM

I enjoy the "no friend not equal..."-qoute. It was the best thing I've thought of today.
Thank you

acos said... @ December 27, 2008 at 1:08 PM

thanks...

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