和而不同

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Chinese[edit]

 
mix together; peace; harmony; and; with; union; cap (a poem); respond in singing; soft; warm
 
and; as well as; but (not); yet (not); (shows causal relation); (shows change of state); (shows contrast)
not; no
 
like; same; similar; together; alike; with
simp. and trad.
(和而不同)

Etymology[edit]

From the Analects:

:「君子和而不同小人。」 [Classical Chinese, trad.][▼ expand/hide]
:“君子和而不同小人。” [Classical Chinese, simp.]
From: The Analects of Confucius, circa 475 – 221 BCE, translated based on James Legge's version
Zǐ yuē: “Jūnzǐ hé'érbùtóng, xiǎorén tóng ér bù hé.” [Pinyin]
The Master said, "The superior man is affable, but not adulatory; the mean man is adulatory, but not affable."

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Idiom[edit]

和而不同

  1. harmonious even when there exists different opinions