On China by Henry Kissinger

Love of kindness, without a love to learn, finds itself obscured by foolishness. Love of knowledge, without a love to learn, finds itself obscured by loose speculation. Love of honesty, without a love to learn, finds itself obscured by hurtful candor. Love of straightforwardness, without a love to learn, finds itself obscured by misdirected judgment. Love of boldness, without a love to learn, finds itself obscured by insubordination. And love of strength of character, without a love to learn, finds itself obscured by intractability.

—The Analects by Confucius. Translated by William Edward Soothill.

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