The Life and Teaching of Confucius: With Explanatory Notes

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N. Trübner, 1887 - 338 pages
 

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Page 48 - For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
Page 190 - Chung-kung asked about perfect virtue. The Master said, "It is, when you go abroad, to behave to every one as if you were receiving a great guest ; to employ the people as if you were assisting at a great sacrifice ; not to do to others as you would not wish done to yourself ; to have no murmuring against you in the country, and none in the family.
Page 264 - States, they first regulated their families. Wishing to regulate their families, they first cultivated their persons. Wishing to cultivate their persons, they first rectified their hearts. Wishing to rectify their hearts, they first sought to be sincere in their thoughts. Wishing to be sincere in their thoughts, they first extended to the utmost their knowledge. Such extension of knowledge lay in the investigation of things.
Page 139 - 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 109 - Do unto others as you would that they should do unto you,
Page 45 - In the Book of Poetry, it is said, ' In hewing an axe-handle, in hewing an axe-handle, the pattern is not far off.
Page 139 - What I do not wish men to do to me, I also wish not to do to men.
Page 215 - 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 50 - ... quick in apprehension, clear in discernment, of far-reaching intelligence, and all-embracing knowledge, fitted to exercise rule; magnanimous, generous, benign, and mild, fitted to exercise forbearance; impulsive; energetic, firm, and enduring, fitted to maintain a firm hold; self-adjusted, grave, never swerving from the Mean, and correct, fitted to command reverence; accomplished, distinctive, concentrative, and searching, fitted to exercise discrimination.
Page 269 - After exerting himself in this way for a long time, he will sudilenlv find himself possessed of a wide and far-reaching penetration. Then, the qualities of all things, whether external or internal, the subtle or the coarse, will all be apprehended, and the mind, in its entire substance and its relations to things, will be perfectly intelligent. This is called the investigation of things. This is called the perfection of knowledge. VI. 1. What is meant by "making the thoughts sincere...

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