The Chinese Classics: Life and teachings of Confucius.-v.2. The life and works of Mencius.-v.3. The She king; or, the Book of poetry

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Trübner & Company, 1875 - China

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Page 46 - For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
Page 108 - 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 49 - Therefore his fame overspreads the Middle kingdom, and extends to all barbarous tribes. Wherever ships and carriages reach ; wherever the strength of man penetrates; wherever the heavens, overshadow and. the earth sustains ; wherever the sun and moon shine ; wherever frosts and dews fall : — all who have blood and breath unfeignedly honour and love him. Hence it is said, —
Page 137 - When one cultivates to the utmost the principles of his nature, and exercises them on the principle of reciprocity, he is not far from the path. What you do not like, when done to yourself, do not do to others.
Page 259 - Without recognizing the ordinances of Heaven, it is impossible to be a superior man. 2. "Without an acquaintance with the rules of Propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established. 3. " Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.
Page 40 - While there are no stirrings of pleasure, anger, sorrow, or joy, the mind may be said to be in the state of Equilibrium. When those feelings have been stirred, and they act in their due degree, there ensues what may be called the state of Harmony. This Equilibrium is the great root from which grow all the human actings in the world, and this Harmony is the universal path which they all should pursue. Let the states of equilibrium and harmony exist in perfection, and a happy order will prevail throughout...
Page 121 - 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 196 - 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 137 - What I do not wish men to do to me, I also wish not to do to men.
Page 181 - Lu asked about serving the spirits of the dead. The Master said, 'While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve their spirits?' Chi Lu added, 'I venture to ask about death?

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