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Biography - Confucius:

Chinese teacher, editor, politician and philosopher.
Born: -551 - Died: -479
Period:
5th century BC
6th century BC
Place of birth: China
China

Demand much from yourself, little from others, and you will prevent discontent.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Exige beaucoup de toi-même et attends peu des autres. Ainsi beaucoup d'ennuis te seront épargnés.

German
Fordere viel von Dir selbst und erwarte wenig von anderen. So wird Dir viel Ärger erspart bleiben.




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