The title of the Analects, Lun-yü,, of Confucius, we can translate as something like “Discourses and Dialogues” — Analects,, would be “Digest” or “Collection”. One of the most influential books of all time, The Analects of Confucius collects the sayings and wisdom of the Chinese philosopher and his followers. quotes from The Analects: ‘The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.’.

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If I do sometimes exceed in praise, there must be ground for it in my examination of the individual. What shall I think of this? A Reference Guide, Part One. His primary goal in educating his students was to produce ethically well-cultivated men who would carry themselves with gravity, speak correctly, and demonstrate consummate integrity in all things Analects Am I possessed of great talents and virtue?

Yuan Sze being made governor of his town by the Master, he gave him nine hundred measures of grain, but Sze declined them.

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I do not do so. Her eyes, fine and clear.

This chapter is generally believed to have been written relatively late; [35] possibly compiled from the extra chapters of the Qi version of the Analects. He first tasted everything. I never saw him stop in his progress. My master speaks when it is appropriate, and people never get tired of his words.

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I have heard that the heads of states or noble families do not worry over poverty but instead over equal distribution of wealth; they do not fret over underpopulation, but whether the people are insecure. A page from the Analects. This chapter is a collection of maxims related to ritual. He readily makes friends, but doesn’t belong to a clique. Even if you have used devious means to please him, he will still be happy. Zhu Xi’s Reading of the Analects: They may speak without looking at the countenance of their superior;-this is called blindness.


Wikisource has original text related to this article: Like cutting and filing. The superior man honors the talented and virtuous, and bears with all. It begins by describing a lover’s grief at being separated from his lady and ends by describing their joyful union. Indeed, if the ruler is not a ruler, the ministers not ministers, fathers not fathers and sons not sons, even if I have food, how can I eat it?

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It always raises up the Good. The Master said, To tell, as we go along, what we have heard on the way, is to cast away our virtue.

What you don’t like done to yourself, don’t do to others. If you listen carefully to what people say, observe their facial expressions and are careful to be humble to them, you will be excellent in your town, and excellent in your clan. However, in this case, Confucius’ attitude is reminiscent of that of Zhuangzi, who always recommended that intelligent people not accept the norms of a decadent world, and retire in solitude instead. Wikisource has original works written by or about: I intend to eventually sort this out.


If you desire good, the people will be good. Archaeologists have since discovered two handwritten copies of the Analects that were written around 50 BC, during the Western Znalect dynasty.

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Confucius believed that the welfare of a country depended on the moral cultivation of its people, beginning from the nation’s leadership. If he cannot rectify himself, what has he analeect do with rectifying others?

If you are earnest, you will accomplish much. Kim, Tae Hyun; Csikszentmihalyi, Mark Which was out of the range of Qi’s influence. It is not till a child is three years old that it is allowed to leave the arms of its parents. The place where the host stands when greeting guests. It is not clear why Confucius is quoted as having confucus this here, but perhaps he would like to imply that even an animal has this kind of inner fortitude and dedication, so how much more in the case of human beings?

Arguing for the ultimate compatibility of Daoist and Confucian aalect, he argued that “Laozi [in fact] was in agreement with the Sage” sic.