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Xun Zi Quotes

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary - Work Quotes
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work - Fail Quotes
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken - Oscar Wilde Quotes
The darkest nights produce the brightest stars - Motivational Quotes
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The person attempting to travel two roads at once will get nowhere  (Xun Zi Quotes) Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity  (Xun Zi Quotes) The nature of man is evil; what is good in him is artificial  (Xun Zi Quotes) I once tried thinking for an entire day, but I found it less valuable than one moment of study  (Xun Zi Quotes) Man’s nature is evil; goodness is the result of conscious activity  (Xun Zi Quotes) If the blood humor is too strong and robust, calm it with balance and harmony  (Xun Zi Quotes) Quarreling over food and drink, having neither scruples nor shame, not knowing right from wrong, not trying to avoid death or injury, not fearful of greater strength or of greater numbers, greedily aware only of food and drink - such is the bravery of the dog and boar.  (Xun Zi Quotes) A person is born with desires of the eyes and ears, and a liking for beautiful sights and sounds. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to immorality and lack of restriction, and any ritual principles and propriety will be abandoned  (Xun Zi Quotes) If what the heart approves conforms to proper patterns, then even if one’s desires are many, what harm would they be to good order?  (Xun Zi Quotes) Now it is human nature to want to eat to ones fill when hungry, to want to warm up when cold, to want to rest when tired. These all are a part of people’s emotional nature.  (Xun Zi Quotes) A person is born with a liking for profit  (Xun Zi Quotes) They are done merely for ornament. ... the common people regard them as supernatural.  (Xun Zi Quotes) In order to properly understand the big picture, everyone should fear becoming mentally clouded and obsessed with one small section of truth  (Xun Zi Quotes) Therefore, a person should first be changed by a teacher's instructions, and guided by principles of ritual. Only then can he observe the rules of courtesy and humility, obey the conventions and rules of society, and achieve order  (Xun Zi Quotes)