„Thus his words have respect to his actions, and his actions have respect to his words; is it not just an entire sincerity which marks the superior man?“

—  Konfuzius

The Analects, The Doctrine of the Mean
Kontext: Earnest in practicing the ordinary virtues, and careful in speaking about them, if, in his practice, he has anything defective, the superior man dares not but exert himself; and if, in his words, he has any excess, he dares not allow himself such license. Thus his words have respect to his actions, and his actions have respect to his words; is it not just an entire sincerity which marks the superior man?

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