Essential Confucius by Confucius

By Confucius

A deluxe paperback variation: Thomas Cleary's wonderful translation of the sayings of Confucius awarded within the order of the sixty four vintage I Ching hexagrams.

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15:40) Confucius said, "Those who are born knowing are best; those who know by learning are next. Those who study only when they come to an impasse rank after that. " (16:9) Confucius said, "Those who have virtue have something to say, but those who have something to say do not necessarily have virtue. " (14:7) 41 BOOK OF CHANGE 14 -Good people stop evil and promote good, obeying Heaven and accepting its order. 42 ANALECTS Confucius said, "Wealth and rank are desired by people, but they do not stay if they are not gotten in the right way.

Confucius said, "Rotten wood cannot be sculpted, a manure wall cannot be plastered. " (5:10) Confucius also said, '~t first the way I dealt with people was to listen to their words and trust they would act on them. Now I listen to their words and observe whether they act on them. " (9:28) Someone asked Confucius how to serve ghosts and spirits. " The inquirer also asked about death. " (n:12) Confucius said, "To eat your fill but not apply your mind to anything all day is a problem. Are there no games to play?

If you like bravery but don't like learning, it degenerates into disorder. " Confucius said, "He had three homes and families, and didn't take care of a whole range of official duties. " Confucius said, "When the ruler of his state had a fence built around the palace, that statesman also had a fence built around his own mansion. When the ruler of his state met with other heads of state, a ceremonial wine stand was set up as a symbol of cordiality. That statesman also had such a ceremonial stand in his own house.

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