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Human nature is such that people are born with a love of profit If they follow these inclinations, they will struggle and snatch from each…
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 a man sees something desirable, he must reflect on the fact that with time it could come to involve what is detestable. When he…
Mencius said that human nature is good. I disagree with that.
Human nature is what Heaven supplies.
Human nature refers to what is in people but which they cannot study or work at achieving.
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?
A person is born with a liking for profit.
If the blood humor is too strong and robust, calm it with balance and harmony.
If knowledge and foresight are too penetrating and deep, unify them with ease and sincerity.
If the quickness of the mind and the fluency of the tongue are too punctilious and sharp, moderate them in your activity and rest.
Whether the gentleman is capable or not, he is loved all the same; conversely the petty man is loathed all the same.
Those whose character is mean and vicious will rouse others to animosity against them.
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…
In antiquity the sage kings recognized that men’s nature is bad and that their tendencies were not being corrected and their lawlessness controlled.
The rigid cause themselves to be broken; the pliable cause themselves to be bound.
When you locate good in yourself, approve of it with determination. When you locate evil in yourself, despise it as something detestable.
I once tried thinking for an entire day, but I found it less valuable than one moment of study.
Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity.
Music is a fantastic peacekeeper of the world, it is integral to harmony, and it is a required fundamental of human emotion.
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