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Xun Kuang

Top 10 Xun Kuang Quotes,  Chinese
Total Quotes : 26
Eyes Him Sights

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 Kuang

Nature Activity Caused

Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity.

- Xun Kuang

Study Less Entire

I once tried thinking for an entire day, but I found it less valuable than one moment of study.

- Xun Kuang

Envy Born Will

A person is born with feelings of envy and hate. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to violence and crime, and any sense of loyalty and good faith will be abandoned.

- Xun Kuang

Nowhere Once Attempting

The person attempting to travel two roads at once will get nowhere.

- Xun Kuang

Achieving Study Which

Human nature refers to what is in people but which they cannot study or work at achieving.

- Xun Kuang

Guidance Violent Too

If the impulse to daring and bravery is too fierce and violent, stay it with guidance and instruction.

- Xun Kuang

Pride Excess Bring

Pride and excess bring disaster for man.

- Xun Kuang

Teacher Ritual Tendencies

When people lack teachers, their tendencies are not corrected; when they do not have ritual and moral principles, then their lawlessness is not controlled.

- Xun Kuang

Nature Said Disagree

Mencius said that human nature is good. I disagree with that.

- Xun Kuang

Broken Themselves Bound

The rigid cause themselves to be broken; the pliable cause themselves to be bound.

- Xun Kuang

Think Like Eager

The petty man is eager to make boasts, yet desires that others should believe in him. He enthusiastically engages in deception, yet wants others to have affection for him. He conducts himself like an animal, yet wants others to think well of him.

- Xun Kuang

Ordered Raw Material

I say that human nature is the original beginning and the raw material, and deliberate effort is what makes it patterned, ordered, and exalted.

- Xun Kuang

Ritual Instructions

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 Kuang

Concerned Sacrifices

Sacrifices are concerned with the feelings of devotion and longing.

- Xun Kuang

Distance Standing Up Could

I once tried standing up on my toes to see far out in the distance, but I found that I could see much farther by climbing to a high place.

- Xun Kuang

Deep Ease Too

If knowledge and foresight are too penetrating and deep, unify them with ease and sincerity.

- Xun Kuang

Through Thus Breadth

Thus, that one can find no place to walk through the breadth of the earth is not because the earth is not tranquil but because the danger to every step of the traveler lies generally with words.

- Xun Kuang

Small Big Becoming

In order to properly understand the big picture, everyone should fear becoming mentally clouded and obsessed with one small section of truth.

- Xun Kuang

Industry Frugal Your

When you concentrate on agriculture and industry and are frugal in expenditures, Heaven cannot impoverish your state.

- Xun Kuang