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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How can you just push people away like this? I continue to bow below the hall, though I oppose the common practice.

The Analects Quotes

Confucius and the Analects: Is it not that you be a flatterer? He died at a young age, probably around thirty, a fact which Confucius lamented. Are gems and silk all that is meant by propriety?

Now the ren man, wishing himself to be established, sees that others are established, and, wishing himself to be successful, sees that others are successful. Now, when these things obtain, the people from all quarters will come to him, bearing their children on their backs; what need has he of a knowledge of husbandry?

This chapter is a collection of maxims related to cpnfucius. In The Analects of Confucius.


He is sociable, but not a partisan. Now we can really begin to discuss the Book of Odes. If the Way was lacking in the state, he would avoid getting into trouble. It is economical, and I follow the common practice. It would be better than nothing.

The Analects of Confucius

Thinking cannot compare with studying. Care not for being unknown, but seek to be worthy of note. He should be earnest and naalect, loving all, but become intimate with his innate good-heartedness. Though a man go among rude, uncultivated tribes, these qualities may not be neglected.

When you are living in any state, take service with the most worthy among its great officers, analectt make friends of the most virtuous among its scholars.

If everybody loves something, you’d better check into it. I love xnalect ancient teachings and have worked hard to attain to their level.

Yet the four seasons continue to change, and all things are born. Why would he need to get it from a certain teacher?

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This was the old way. When Tsze-lu heard anything, if he had not yet succeeded in carrying it into practice, he was only afraid lest he should hear something else. The Master responded to this, saying: When always slept in sleeping garments, comfucius were half again as long as his body.


Views Read Edit View history. With a black robe he wore a black sheepskin mantle: The complete text of the Analects is presented here with side-by-side translation.

If a man can for one day subdue himself and return to propriety, an under heaven will ascribe perfect virtue to him. And it is not said that if something is truly white, if you try to dye it black, it won’t change color? When teaching he is never cited in the Analects as lecturing at length about any subject, but instead challenges his students to discover the truth through asking direct questionsciting passages from the classics, and using analogies Analects 7.

If you were to govern in this way, the people would come flocking to your kingdom, carrying their babies on their backs.

Ran You was one of the disciples of Confucius, and is now third, in the hall, on the west. Confucius said that those who had cultivated ren could be distinguished by their being “simple in manner and slow of speech.