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圣人
shèng rén ㄕㄥˋ ㄖㄣˊ : 出类拔萃的人。 Sage, outstanding person.
论语·述而》:子曰:“圣人,吾不得而见之矣。”
The Master said, "A sage it is not mine to see."
孟子·公孙丑上》:圣人复起,必从吾言矣。
When a Sage shall again arise, he will certainly follow my words.
庄子·逍遥游》:故曰:至人无己,神人无功,圣人无名。
Therefore it is said, 'The Perfect man has no (thought of) self; the Spirit-like man, none of merit; the Sagely-minded man, none of fame.'
史记·殷本纪》:武丁夜梦得圣人,名曰说。
Wuding dreamed one night that he had found a holy man named Yue.
礼记·曲礼上》:是故圣人作,为礼以教人。
Therefore, when the sages arose, they framed the rules of propriety in order to teach men.
道德经》:是以圣人处无为之事,行不言之教。
Therefore the sage manages affairs without doing anything, and conveys his instructions without the use of speech.
诗经·巧言》:秩秩大猷、圣人莫之。
Wisely arranged are the great plans; - Sages determined them.
孝经·圣治》:曾子曰:“敢问圣人之德,无以加于孝乎?”
The disciple Zeng said, "I venture to ask whether in the virtue of the sages there was not something greater than filial piety."
周易·》:圣人以顺动,则刑罚清而民服。
The sages show such docile obedience in connexion with their movements, and hence their punishments and penalties are entirely just, and the people acknowledge it by their submission.
墨子·经说上》:圣人有非而不非。
韩非子·扬权》:圣人执要,四方来效。
淮南子·原道训》:由此观之,万物固以自然,圣人又何事焉?
荀子·劝学》:其义则始乎为士,终乎为圣人
春秋左传》:晋栾书救郑,与楚师遇于绕角,楚师还,晋师遂侵蔡,楚公子申,公子成,以申息之师救蔡,御诸桑隧,赵同,赵括,欲战,请于武子,武子将许之,知庄子,范文子,韩献子,谏曰,不可,吾来救郑,楚师去我,吾遂至于此,是迁戮也,戮而不已,又怒楚师,战必不克,虽克不令,成师以出,而败楚之二县,何荣之有焉,若不能败,为辱已甚,不如还也,乃遂还,于是军师之欲战者众,或谓栾武子曰,圣人与众同欲,是以济事,子盍从众,子为大政,将酌于民者也,子之佐十一人,其不欲战者,三人而已,欲战者可谓众矣,商书曰,三人占,从二人,众故也,武子曰,善钧从众,夫善,众之主也,三卿为主,可谓众矣,从之,不亦可乎。
说苑·君道》:圣人寡为而天下理矣。
墨子闲诂·亲士》:圣人者,事无辞也,物无违也,故能为天下器。

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