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Confucianism -> Yangzi Fayan -> The Junzi -> 18

A man must first act,
then he will be recognized.
He must first seek,
then it will be given.
A man must first love himself;
thereafter others will love him.
A man must first respect himself;
thereafter, others will respect him.
Loving oneself is the height of ren.
Respecting oneself is the height of li.
There has never been a case of a man who did not love and respect himself, yet others loved and respected him.

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