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人而無信,不知其可

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To live lightheartedly but not recklessly; to be gay without being boisterous; to be courageous without being bold; to show trust and cheerful resignation without fatalism—this is the art of living.
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人而无信,不知其可

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Mandarin

Etymology

A quote from the Analects of Confucius.

Literally: If a man has no honesty, it cannot be known what he can be suitable for.

Proverb

人而無信,不知其可 (traditional, Pinyin rén ér wú xìn, bù zhī qí kě, simplified 人而无信,不知其可)

  1. A man without honesty is capable of nothing.

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