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Confucius said, “How can we disagree with exemplary sayings? But the real value is in reforming yourself according to those sayings. How can we not be pleased by gentle and tactful words of correction? But the real value is understanding the point of those words.

“To agree with sayings but not try to understand their point, to agree with advice but not follow through with actions—what can I do with people like that?”