The Chinese Classics

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Hurd and Houghton, 1870 - Chinese literature
 

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Page 86 - is there one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life ?" The Master said, " Is not RECIPROCITY such a word ? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
Page 64 - If it cannot be helped, and one of these must be dispensed with, which of the three should be foregone first ?" "The military equipment," said the Master. 3. Tsze-kung again asked, "If it cannot be helped, and one of the remaining two must be dispensed with, which of them should be foregone?
Page 25 - Therefore an intelligent ruler will regulate the livelihood of the people, so as to make sure that, for those above them, they shall have sufficient wherewith to serve their parents, and, for those below them, sufficient wherewith to support their wives and children...
Page 18 - Learning without thought is labour lost; thought without learning is perilous.' CHAP. XVI. The Master said, The study of strange doctrines is injurious indeed!' CHAP. XVII. The Master said, 'Yu, shall I teach you what knowledge is? When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it;— this is knowledge.
Page 69 - If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things. If language be not in accordance with the truth of things, affairs cannot be carried on to success.
Page 113 - It cannot be, when the root is neglected, that what should spring from it will be well ordered. It never has been the case that what was of great importance has been slightly cared for, and, at the same time, that what, was of slight importance has been greatly cared for.
Page 17 - In your kitchen there is fat meat ; in your stables there are fat horses. But your people have the look of hunger, and on the wilds there are those who have died of famine. This is leading on beasts to devour men.
Page 80 - What do you say concerning the principle that injury should be recompensed with kindness?' 2. The Master said, With what then will you recompense kindness? 3. 'Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.
Page 26 - When we see men of worth, we should think of equalling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Page 87 - When a son is born, what is desired for him is that he may have a wife; when a daughter is born, what is desired for her is that she may have a husband. This feeling of the parents is possessed by all men. If the young people, without waiting for the orders of their parents, and the arrangements of the...

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