The Analects of Confucius

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The Analects of Confucius

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1.1
The Master said: To study and at due
times practice what one has studied, is this not
a pleasure? When friends come from distant
places, is this not joy? To remain unsoured
when his talents are unrecognized, is this not a
junzi?

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1.2
Master You said: It is rare to find a person who is filial to his parents and respectful of his elders, yet who likes to oppose his ruling superior. And never has there been one
who does not like opposing his ruler who has raised a rebellion.

The junzi works on the root
– once the root is planted, the dao is born. Filiality and
respect for elders, are these not the roots of ren?

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1.3
The Master said: Those of crafty words
and ingratiating expression are rarely ren.

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Re: The Analects of Confucius

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1.4 Tseng Tzu
*
said, ‘Every day I examine
myself on three counts. In what I have
undertaken on another's behalf, have
I failed to do my best? In my dealings with
my friends have I failed to be trustworthy in
what I say? Have I passed on to others
anything that I have not tried out myself?

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1.5 The Master said, ‘In guiding a state of
a thousand chariots, approach your
duties with reverence and be
trustworthy in what you say; avoid excesses in
expenditure and love your fellow men;
employ the labor of the common people only
in the right seasons.'

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1.6 The Master said, ‘A young man should
be a good son at home and an
obedient young man abroad, sparing
of speech but trustworthy in what he says,
and should love the multitude at large but
cultivate the friendship of his fellow men.
If he has any energy to spare from such
action,let him devote it to making himself
cultivated.

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1.7 Tzu-hsia
*
said, ‘I would grant that a
man has received instruction who
appreciates men of excellence where
other men appreciate beautiful women, who
exerts himself to the utmost in the service of
his parents and offers his person to the
service of his lord, and who, in his dealings
with his friends, is trustworthy in what he
says, even though he may say that he has
never been taught.

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1.8 The Master said, ‘A gentleman who
lacks gravity does not inspire awe. A
gentleman who studies is unlikely to
be inflexible.
*
‘Make it your guiding principle to do your
best for others and to be trustworthy in what
you say. Do not accept as friend anyone who
is not as good as you.
‘When you make a mistake, do not be afraid
of mending your ways

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1.9 Tseng Tzu said, ‘Conduct the funeral of
your parents with meticulous care and
let not sacrifices to your remote
ancestors be forgotten, and the virtue of the
common people will incline towards
fullness.'

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1.10 Tzu-ch'in asked Tzu-kung
* ‘When the
Master arrives in a state, he invariably
gets to know about its government.
Does he seek this information? or is it given
him?'
Tzu-kung said, ‘The Master gets it through
being cordial, good, respectful, frugal and
deferential. The way the Master seeks it is,
perhaps, different from the way other men
seek it.'

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1.11 The Master said, ‘Observe what a man
has in mind to do when his father is
living, and then observe what he does
when his father is dead. If, for three years, he
makes no changes to his father's ways, he can
be said to be a good son.'

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1.12 Yu Tzu said, ‘Of the things brought
about by the rites, harmony is the most
valuable. Of the ways of the Former
Kings, this is the most beautiful, and is
followed alike in matters great and small, yet
this will not always work: to aim always at
harmony without regulating it by the rites
simply because one knows only about
harmony will not, in fact, work.

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1.13 Yu Tzu said, ‘To be trustworthy in word
is close to being moral in that it enables
one's words to be repeated.
*
To be respectful is to being observant of the rites in
that it enables to stay clear of disgrace and
insult. If, in promoting good relationship
with relatives by marriage, a man manages
not to lose the good will of his own kinsmen,
he is worthy of being looked up to as the
head of the clan.'

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1.14 The Master said, ‘The gentleman seeks
neither a full belly nor a comfortable
home. He is quick in action but
cautious in speech.
*
He goes to men possessed
of the Way to have himself put right. Such a
man can be described as eager to learn.'

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Re: The Analects of Confucius

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1.15 Tzu-kung said, ‘"Poor without being
obsequious, wealthy without being
arrogant." What do you think of this
saying?'
The Master said, ‘That will do, but better
still “Poor yet delighting in the Way, wealthy
yet observant of the rites."'
Tzu-kung said, ‘The Odes say,
Like bone cut, like horn polished,
Like jade carved, like stone ground.
Is not what you have said a case in point?'
The Master said, ‘Ssu
*
, only with a man like
you can one discuss the Odes. Tell such a man
something and he can see its relevance to
what he has not been told.

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1.16 The Master said, ‘It is not the failures
of others to appreciate your abilities
that should trouble you, but rather
your failure to appreciate theirs.'

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2.1 The Master said, ‘The rule of virtue
can be compared to the Pole Star
which commands the homage of the
multitude of stars without leaving its place.'

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2.2 The Master said, ‘The Odes are three
hundred in number. They can be
summed up in one phrase,
Swerving not from the right path.'

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Re: The Analects of Confucius

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2.3 The Master said, ‘Guide them by
edicts, keep them in line with
punishments, and the common people
will stay out of trouble but will have no sense
of shame. Guide them by virtue, keep them
in line with the rites, and they will, besides
having a sense of shame, reform themselves.'

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Re: The Analects of Confucius

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2.4 The Master said, ‘At fifteen I set my
heart on learning; at thirty I took my
stand; at forty I came to be free from
doubts; at fifty I understood the Decree of
Heaven; at sixty my ear was attuned;
at seventy I followed my heart's desire without
overstepping the line.

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