"If language is not correct,
then what is said is not what is meant;
if what is said is not what is meant,
then what must be done remains undone;
if this remains undone,
morals and art will deteriorate;
if justice goes astray,
the people will stand about in helpless confusion.
Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said.
This matters above everything."
by:
Confucius
[Kung Fu-tse] (551-479 B.C.)
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 -- Wina, New York      
Don't misunderestimate the truth in this quote... if you get my drift, if you get my meaning...
 -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
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    This explains why Political Correctness is entirely misleading and its end result.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Well said.
     -- Cal, lewisville, tx     
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     -- Mary - MI      
     -- Luis, Panamá      
     -- watchman 13, USA      
    I agree with J Carlton.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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     -- chuckthomas, Huffman, Texas      
    Integrity in speech is a defense against all matter of deception.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    WOW!
    Working in an administrative experience in high-end Academia I see a lot of slightly not truths being lived out. Keeps the class divide going. Confucious' remarks are a huge challenge ... and a support especially for minions.
     -- Jen Pierce Barnett, Dorchester, MA     
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