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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1635
AUTHOR: Confucius (c. 551–479? B.C.)
QUOTATION: To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage.
ATTRIBUTION: CONFUCIUS, Analects, book 2, chapter 24, Confucian Analects, the Great Learning, and the Doctrine of the Mean, trans. James Legge, p. 154 (1893, reprinted 1971).