4 qualities of a superior person

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Four qualities of a superior person:

1. Even when asked, a superior person does not reveal the faults of others, and still less so when not asked.

2. Further: even unasked, a superior person reveals what is praiseworthy in others, how much more so when he is asked.

3. Further: even unasked, a superior person reveals his own faults, how much more so when he is asked.

4. Further: even when asked, a superior person does not reveal his own praiseworthy qualities, still less so when not asked. When asked, however, and obliged to respond to questions, he speaks of his own praiseworthy qualities with omissions and hesitatingly, incompletely and not in detail.

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