Confucian Proper Order and the Commonwealth

By |2016-11-26T09:52:19-06:00January 12th, 2012|Categories: Confucius, Quotation|

 The illustrious ancients, when they wished to make clear and to propagate the highest virtues in the world, put their states in proper order. Before putting their states in proper order, they regulated their families. Before regulating their families, they cultivated their own selves. Before cultivating their own selves, they perfected their souls. Before [...]