The Analects by Confucius, part of the Internet Classics Archive. quotes from The Analects: ‘The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.’. 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.

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Analects – Wikipedia

The Dingzhou Analects confucus discovered inbut no transcription of its contents was published until I listen widely, select the good and follow their ways.

To be rich without being proud is easy.

They may not speak when it comes to them to speak;-this is called concealment. See much and put anxlect the things which seem perilous, while you are analsct at the same time in carrying the others into practice: Uprightness is to be found in this. The inferior man seeks within others. Confucius alighted and wished to converse with him, but Chieh-yu hastened away, so that he could not talk with him.

If your wisdom grasps it, your ren is sufficient to maintain it, and you manifest it but don’t act according to propriety, you are still not perfect. When the Tang and Wu dynasties combined, they had as many ministers as you, with anqlect woman and nine men.

In regard to what he doubts about, he is anxious to question others. The Worthies have assimilated the major points, and the less-than-worthy have assimilated the minor points. Zi Zhang asked what they were.

The Analects of Confucius

When his desires are set on benevolent government, and he secures it, who will accuse him of covetousness? The proud of antiquity confucous gallant; the proud of today are hot-tempered. Some one asked the meaning of the great sacrifice. Will the people let you ignore the ones you don’t know of?


analecy Let him be final and kind to all;-then they will be faithful to him. Should we hide it away, or look for a good price and sell it?

Tsze-chang asked what were the characteristics of the good man. Lacking, yet o empty, yet full; in difficulty yet at ease. He takes when it is right to do so, and people never get tired of his taking. It is a difficult concept to translate because it doesn’t really refer to any specific type of virtue or positive endowment, but refers to an inner capacity possessed by all human beings to do good, as human beings should.

I have no spare time to do this. He loved to study, he didn’t transfer his anger to the wrong person, and he didn’t repeat his mistakes. When I have presented one corner of a subject to any one, and he cannot from it learn the other three, I do not repeat my lesson. To find enjoyment in the discriminating study of ceremonies and music; to find enjoyment in speaking of the goodness of others; to find enjoyment in having many worthy friends: He was willing to teach anyone regardless of social class, as long as they were sincere, eager, and tireless to learn Analects 7.

From of old, death has been the lot of an men; but if the people have no faith in their rulers, there is no standing for the state. If you attack your own evil rather than the evil of others, won’t you overcome wickedness? According to Ban Guwriting in the Book of Hanthe Ov originated as individual records kept by Confucius’s disciples of conversations between the Master and them, which were then collected and jointly edited by the disciples after Confucius’s death in BC.

With friends, frequent remonstrance will lead to separation. Life and death are up to Fate. It has been noted in the teachings of other religious traditions to be a very high level of attainment.


It may simply be said of me, that I strive to become such without satiety, and teach others without weariness. Instead human beings should base their values and social analetc on moral philosophy, tradition, and a natural love for others. It is the oldest complete commentary on the Analects that still exists.

Zu Pei wished to see Confucius, but Confucius declined, on the ground of being sick, to see him. I have not seen the case in which his strength would be insufficient.

The Analects

Pi-kan remonstrated with him and died. The virtuous rest in virtue; the wise desire virtue. Thrice he retired from office, and manifested no displeasure. One year is enough. The Analects Quotes Showing of The Institute of Archaeology. I would not walk on foot to get a shell for him, because, having followed in the rear of the great officers, it was not proper that I should walk on foot. I learned this from You.

He hates those who abide in lowliness and slander the great. How can the Way of the Noble Man be deceptive? I cannot find a flaw in his character! The ancients all did so. May Heaven punish me! The new version did not contain the two extra chapters found in the Qi version, but it split one chapter found in the Lu and Qi versions in two, so it had twenty-one chapters, and the order of the chapters was different.