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Isn't it a pleasure when you can make practical use of things you have studied? Isn't it a pleasure to have an old friend visit from afar? Isn't it a sure sign of a gentlemen, that he does not take offense when others fail to recognize his ability?

Book II, Analects

Shall I teach you what knowledge is? When you know a thing, to recognize that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to recognize that you do not know it. That is knowledge.

I think when it comes to 9/11 (which we should remember is the US way of expressing this), there are deep seated roots which do go back to the time of the Crusades. It is important not to get into that old religious way of viewing the situation, unless we embark upon yet another Crusade.

(correlates: ConfucianHomilies, AntiArrogance, LonelinessAndFinality, ...)