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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Confucius cannot be slandered. There was evidence that “additions” wnalect have been made to the manuscript after it had been completed, indicating that the writer may have become aware of at least one other version of the Analects and included “extra” material for the sake of completeness.

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Analects – Wikipedia

contucius Wealth and rank attained through immoral means are nothing but drifting clouds. Confucius judged a good ruler by his possession of de “virtue”: By his justice, all were delighted. I don’t know if Yong is a ren man, but why should he have to be a clever speaker? He simply delights in everything I say. As the flowers of the aspen plum. I am not conficius that I am not known, I seek to be worthy to be known.

The Analects

Even after a long period of acquaintance, he would continue to treat them with respect. I trust and enjoy the teachings of the ancients. Analext your wisdom grasps it and your ren is sufficient to analfct it, but you don’t manifest it, the people will not revere you.

My horse would not advance. But if he cherish in himself that easy feeling, and also carry it out in his practice, is not such an easymode of procedure excessive?


After the ruler died, all of the officials took orders from the Minister of State for three years. My students, you can beat the drum and attack him if you want. Encountering a person in full attire, or the blind, even if he was in his informal home dress, he would show the proper attitude.

What I said before was only a joke.

When the ruler was present, he straightened up ceremoniously, but with a calm demeanor. How magnificent is the Son of Heaven!

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. In youth, when the physical powers are not yet settled, he guards against lust. If you are generous, you will win all. If you are not consistently developing your virtue, what can you give to others?

After a complete year, the mourning may stop. I have only heard these two things. 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 government is just, he will have a position in it. But I would wait for one to offer the price. A somewhat unusual narrative in the Analectsas Confucius clearly loses the argument to a higher moral ground, accepting judgment, at the same time admitting his deep desire to serve the government.

I will I cover up for your servants, but leave the decision up to your discretion. If the Way prevailed in the realm, I would not try to change anything.

The most thorough and convincing explanation that I have found is that by Bruce Brooks which says: When speaking, he avoids vulgarity and slander. If clothes were not ceremonial, he would definitely adjust their length.

He praises the good, and pities the incompetent. Those who learn, and so readily get possession of knowledge, are the next. These were the topics which he regularly discussed. How can he be pronounced perfectly virtuous? Since the Han dynasty, Chinese readers have interpreted the Analects by reading scholars’ commentaries on the book. The Worthies have assimilated the major points, and the less-than-worthy have assimilated the minor points.


If work cannot be accomplished, then ritual and music cannot be developed. To issue orders as if without urgency, at first, and, when the time comes, to insist on them with severity;-this is called injury.

The nobility develop these later. Or if we may get so established along with them, we shall find them unable to weigh occurring events along with us. It is not the way that unfolds the person.

The Analects of Confucius

Want of forbearance in small matters confounds great plans. I am with you, Confuciuz. When he came out from the audience, as soon as he had descended one step, he began to relax his countenance, and had a satisfied look. I know not whether he be truly virtuous, but why should he show readiness of the tongue?

Last updated Wednesday, December 17, at My associate must be the man who proceeds to action full of solicitude, who is fond of adjusting his plans, and then carries them into execution. If you are familiar with them, they lose their humility. When a country is ill governed, riches and honor are things to be ashamed of.

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