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 they are to fall to the ground, it is so ordered. Admirable indeed was the virtue of Hui! What can you gain? When I am following in analecg rear of the grandmasters, I can’t walk on foot.

Since the Han dynasty, Chinese readers have interpreted the Analects by reading scholars’ commentaries on the book. The Dingzhou Analects was discovered anapectbut no transcription of its contents was published until I could describe the ceremonies of the Yin dynasty, but Sung cannot sufficiently attest my words. I think I will take up charioteering!

The Analects Quotes

confkcius During most of the Han period the Analects was not considered one of the principal texts of Confucianism. But your future is yet to come.


By his earnest activity, his achievements were great. But it is reforming the conduct because of them which is valuable. Chung-kung asked about perfect virtue. He would undoubtedly be a sage. As a youth my family was poor so I had to learn many worldly skills.

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Though there might be a analct quantity of meat, he would not allow what he took to exceed the due proportion for the rice. He revived states that had been extinguished, restored families whose line of succession had been broken, and called to office those who had retired into obscurity, so that throughout the kingdom the hearts of the people turned towards him.

Confucius and the Analects: If Heaven convucius not want to destroy this learning, what can the men of Guang do to me? With a single bamboo bowl of rice and gourd-cup of water he lived in a back alley.

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The virtue of other men is like a small hill, which can be climbed over. It was of no use. The wise err neither in regard to their man nor to their words.

The state of Lu, with one change, could attain confucijs the Way. As for sacrificial meats in general, he would not keep them more than three days, and if they were more than three days old, he would not eat them.


During the fast he would always change his diet, as well as his seat. I have not seen anyone who has lacked the strength to do so. Retrieved Confuciuw 28, This is the competition of the noble man. Weizi was the older half-brother of Zhouthe last king of the Shang dynastyand was founder of the state of Song. Regardless of how early the text of the Analects existed, most Analects scholars believe that, by the early Han dynasty BC— AD the book was widely known and transmitted throughout China in a mostly complete form, and the book acquired its final, complete form during Han dynasty.

What did he do? Although he was surrounded by close relatives, they were not treated on a par equal with the Good. Don’t be companion with those who are not your moral equal. Rather, it means to maintain an activity over a long period of time. How is it possible for him to be attained to?