Correctness

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Correctness is freedom from error or conformity to the truth or to fact.

Quotes[edit]

  • Abandoning idle chatter, he speaks at the right time, what is correct and to the point, of Dhamma and discipline. He is a speaker whose words are to be treasured, seasonable, reasoned, well-defined and connected with the goal.
  • 主忠信。毋友不如己者。過,則勿憚改。
    • Be loyal and trustworthy. Do not befriend anyone who is lower than yourself in this regard. When making a mistake, do not be afraid to correct it.
    • Confucius, The Analects, Chapter I, believed to have been written during the Warring States period (475–221 BCE).
  • 君子食無求飽,居無求安,敏於事而慎於言,就有道而正焉,可謂好學也已。
    • When the Superior Man (Junzi) eats he does not try to stuff himself; at rest he does not seek perfect comfort; he is diligent in his work and careful in speech. He avails himself to people of the Tao and thereby corrects himself. This is the kind of person of whom you can say, "he loves learning."
    • Confucius, The Analects, Chapter I, believed to have been written during the Warring States period (475–221 BCE).
  • 名正才能言順
  • If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things.
    • Paraphrased as a chinese proverb stating "The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name."
    • Confucius, The Analects, Chapter III, believed to have been written during the Warring States period (475–221 BCE).
  • The state sometimes makes mistakes. When one of these mistakes occurs, a decline in collective enthusiasm is reflected by a resulting quantitative decrease of the contribution of each individual, each of the elements forming the whole of the masses. Work is so paralysed that insignificant quantities are produced. It is time to make a correction.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit]

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922).
  • Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct.

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