Sayings of Confucius

Sayings of Confucius This lively new translation with clear explanatory notes by one of the foremost scholars of classical Chinese provides the ideal introduction to the Analects for readers who have no previous knowledge

  • Title: Sayings of Confucius
  • Author: Confucius Leonard A. Lyall
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  • This lively new translation with clear explanatory notes by one of the foremost scholars of classical Chinese provides the ideal introduction to the Analects for readers who have no previous knowledge of the Chinese language and philosophical traditions How dare I claim to be a sage or a benevolent man By constructing the philosophy expressed through The Analects, ConfucThis lively new translation with clear explanatory notes by one of the foremost scholars of classical Chinese provides the ideal introduction to the Analects for readers who have no previous knowledge of the Chinese language and philosophical traditions How dare I claim to be a sage or a benevolent man By constructing the philosophy expressed through The Analects, Confucius might well dare to make such a claim The Analects are a collection of Confucius sayings, compiled by his pupils shortly after his death in 497 B.C and they reflect the extent to which Confucius held up a moral ideal for all men The aim is the perfection of one s moral character, the method one of arduous pursuit of such moral attributes as benevolence, wisdom, courage the result is no recompense either in this life or the next to follow the Way must be its own reward A harsh philosophy perhaps, but shining through it is the splendid intellect and spirit of one of the most reasonable and humane thinkers of all time.

    The Sayings of Confucius Confucius The Sayings of Confucius Confucius on FREE shipping on qualifying offers The timeless wisdom of Confucius is vividly presented in this classic edition of the Chinese philosopher s sayings and quotations Written during the th century BC Confucius Quotes The Quotations Page The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. The Sayings of Confucius Timeless Classic Books The Sayings of Confucius Timeless Classic Books Confucius, Leonard A Lyall, Timeless Classic Books on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Promoting virtues such as filial devotion, compassion, loyalty, and propriety, these dialogues between the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius and his disciples comprise the crux of Confucianism. The Analects of Confucius Sayings of Confucius The Analects of Confucius, Sayings of Confucius, quotes PREFACE Confucius lived about years ago in China His Analects or sayings, have been repeatedly translated over the last centuries because they embody ideas that transcend time and apply to human behavior in all societies. Inspirational Quotes Inspirational Sayings Inspirational sayings and quotes about life Encouraging and inspiring sayings about living with joy and purpose. Life Sayings The Best Positive Sayings About Life from We ve selected the very best life sayings and positive life quotes from a huge number of sources Here are the greatest quotes on living life, from some of the most inspirational people who have ever lived, including Confucius, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oscar Wilde, and Mark Twain. Confucius, K ung fu tzu Friesian School Confucius K ung fu tzu or Kongfuzi Confucius, Wade Giles K ung fu tzu, Pinyin Kongfuzi , or , Master K ung BC , is the archetypal Chinese philosopher, a contemporary of the earliest Greek philosophers.Sayings by Confucius are often introduced with no than , the Master said The life of Confucius, whose Latinized name was first formulated by Matteo Ricci Confucius Quotes Sources of Insight This is a collection of Confucius quotes to put his wisdom at your finger tips Confucius was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher with a knack for nailing some big ideas for life Confucius tackled topics like anger, character, failure, happiness, intelligence, truth, virtue, and The Analects The Analects Chinese Old Chinese run r a pinyin lny literally Edited Conversations , also known as the Analects of Confucius, is a collection of sayings and ideas attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius and his contemporaries, traditionally believed to have been compiled and written by Confucius s followers It is believed to have been written during the The Analects of Confucius Friesian School Key Passages in the Analects of Confucius The title of the Analects, Lun y of Confucius, we can translate as something like Discourses and Dialogues Analects would be Digest or Collection from Greek, a title apparently introduced by James Legge himself.Here we have sayings and stories from or about Confucius, or sometimes just about his students.

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    1. 子曰:「唯上知與下愚不移。」The Master said, 'It is only the most intelligent and the most stupid who are not susceptible to change." - Confucius, The Analects, XVII.3I rarely re-read books. An exception to this rule are ethical or religious texts. I love Meditations by Marcus Aurelius and will read this in dribs and drabs throughout the year. The same is true of the New Testament, the Wisdom Books, Psalms, parts of the Book of Mormon, and the Analects. I am drawn to some of the mo [...]

    2. In a class taught by General George S. Patton, IV at the George Washington University in the early 80's, reflecting on his experience in Vietnam, he summarized the failure of US policy in SE Asia as a failure to understand the history and culture of the region.Years later as I prepared to deploy to Afghanistan it struck me that much of our formal education in my lifetime focused on European and Western philosophers and histories, only perpetuating the vicious cycle which the son of the famous Wo [...]

    3. تا حالا زياد جملات زيبا و بى نظيرى از كنفوسيوس شنيديم. با كمال تأثر و تأسف، بايد اعلام كنم كه همه شون جعلى هستن، يكى از موارد تب جملات جعلى به بزرگان نسبت دادن.جملات خود كنفوسيوس، بسيار خسته كننده و عارى از هر گونه زيبايى و نكته ى اخلاقى خاص هستن. به زحمت مى تونيد دو سه جمله پيدا [...]

    4. Confucius has a lot of wisdom. Anyone who is serious about living life well would do well to read the Analects.Poignant Quotes:If you try to guide the common people with coercive regulations and keep them in line with punishments, the common people will become evasive and will have no sense of shame. If, however, you guide them with Virtue, and keep them in line by means of ritual, the people will have a sense of shame and will rectify themselves.Give your parents no cause for anxiety other than [...]

    5. It’s depressing to think that the teachings of Confucius constituted a religion in most of East Asia – i.e. they were wise sayings and stories of a great man from a certain time, that have been selectively reinterpreted by kings and heads of state, force-fed to generations of schoolchildren in various eras as a substitute for original thought, and generally manipulated out of context to subjugate a nation into obedience over and over again.That’s probably why many Chinese intellectuals and [...]

    6. O ediție în bătaie de joc. Păcat de copacii care au trebuit tăiați pentru a se face hârtia care a fost mânjită cu porcăria asta.E învățătură de minte să nu mai arunc banii pe cărți ale unor edituri obscure în care patronul e și traducător, editor, tehnoredactor, contabil iar nevastă-sa se îngrijește de copertă (alege o poză) și seara stinge lumina după ce dă cu mătura. Bineînțeles, asta nu e o traducere din chineză ci o încropeală din mai multe traduceri. A adu [...]

    7. There are two things that are commonly labeled ‘philosophy’. The first is philosophy sensu strictu, which deals with technical problems in its various branches, such as epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, etc. The other is what one could call a “philosophy of life”, a vague category that one encounters in religious texts, works of literature, poetry, and also intermingled with formal philosophy. Confucianism, insofar as I understand it, mostly falls into the latter category.The Analects m [...]

    8. The political sayings of a Chinese master22 June 2011 While I have credited the writing of this work to Confucius, it was not actually written by him but rather by his disciples. Thus Confucius joins Socrates and Jesus Christ of having an enormous influence upon the world without actually writing anything down (though this is not correct, as I further outline below). Further, like Jesus Christ and Socrates, the books are a record of his sayings (though, unlike Jesus Christ, he did not perform an [...]

    9. You can't review the Analects. But you can review editions of the Analects, and this one, translated and commented upon by Annping Chin, is one of the great editions of any philosophy book I've ever come across. The translation clear without being condescending, and Chin includes the Chinese text at the back of the book. Her comments are fascinating; best of all, she includes references to and quotes from the many traditional commentaries on the book, so you know not only what e.g. one random Am [...]

    10. From my 5-day study tour in South Korea (August 5-9), I read a bit about Korean history in English, according to Prof. Han Young Woo (2010: 7), Confucius said, "Learning is a joy of life." This is an interestingly philosophical, psychological and educational quote as well as a groundbreaking one. Just imagine, Confucius said this some 2,500 years ago! Of course, we still need to read him to learn more even in this 21st century and beyond.I've just posted this quote in my Facebook so that my stud [...]

    11. One of the great classics of world literature. Worth reading for the parts that still apply. Confucius describes himself as a transmitter, not an originator. The book may not contain any original sayings. Its main philosophical idea is to avoid extremes. That's also an ancient Greek idea. One can do no better than to follow that precept. In some places, the orifices of a corpse were plugged up to prevent the soul escaping and doing harm to the community. In China, mortuary jades were used in the [...]

    12. A good starting point for thinking about Confucius is that he was concerned with training rulers and subjects. This puts him in the company of the Sophists of Plato’s dialogues. Protagoras and Socrates begin their debate over the question of whether good citizenship can be taught, and consequently whether Sophists like Protagoras can be useful to that end. For Confucius, there is no distinction between the ethical and the political, because the political virtue of social stability relies upon [...]

    13. When Confucius was asked what he thought about the idea of being kind to someone who does you wrong, he pointed out that this would be unfair to people who treat you right, who deserve to be treated better than people who do you wrong. Confucius was therefore an advocate of justice, was Aristotle. Jesus, on the other hand, said turn the other cheek and love your enemies, which is not justice. I also liked the suggestion of Confucius that one should not serve in government when evil people domina [...]

    14. At the time that ancient Greek philosophy was blossoming in 400 BC, on the other side of the world a different set of philosophical traditions seeded in China. Like Greece, this terrain had complex social structures, sophisticated cultures, and, most importantly, systems of writing that enabled people to record their thoughts. But unlike Greek philosophy which was largely secular, Eastern philosophies were intimately tied to their local religious traditions such as Confucianism or Daoism. For di [...]

    15. A jewel, though many maxims require prior knowledge of China's dynastic period. I took about 2 days to familiarize with the history; the excerpts below are the more universal sayings. What's interesting is that many aphorisms are Confucius joking with disciples :) Excerpts:---------1.8 If you study you will not be crude.3.12 Sacrifice to the spirits as though the spirits were present.3.24 The world has long been without the dao.4.22 The ancients were wary of speaking - ashamed if their conduct d [...]

    16. Title: Excellent introduction to how language impacts individual thought, a culture, and a civilization(Background: Over a couple of decades' time I planned to read the scriptures of the world's great religions/philosophies. I started with my own, reading the Bible in two different translations, first the Hebrew-Greek Word Study Bible by Spiros Zodhiates, and then the NIV. Next I turned to Islam and Al-Quaran. After that The Bhagavad Gita and the Analects of Confucius. Every reading is helping m [...]

    17. I've been wanting to read this book for years. For some reason Confucius has sparked my interest. Earlier this year I got into philosophy again and remembered I'd wanted to read this book. Now having actually read this, I can say I find Confucius relaxing and enjoyable. Him and Machiavelli have become my favorite philosophers (odd combo I know).The translation I read by Annping Chin was wonderful and highly recommend this edition. Not only do you get the text, but you get more than enough commen [...]

    18. 2.500 yıl önce yaşamış bir insanın, bugün bile hala geçerli olabilecek; bugünün ahlak anlayışını da karşılayan sözleri yer alan bu kitapta; Konfüçyus'un ne kadar büyük bir bilge olduğunu bir defa daha anladım."Üstad cevap verdi: 'Konuşmadan önce harekete geçer, ve sonra hareketlerine göre konuşur.'"(s. 26)"Üstad dedi ki, 'Büyük ve üstün insan, özgür fikirlidir ve partizan eğildir. Ancak küçük bir insan partizandır ve özgür fikirli değildir." (s. 26)Her [...]

    19. At the time that ancient Greek philosophy was blossoming in 400 BC, on the other side of the world a different set of philosophical traditions seeded in China. Like Greece, this terrain had complex social structures, sophisticated cultures, and, most importantly, systems of writing that enabled people to record their thoughts. But unlike Greek philosophy which was largely secular, Eastern philosophies were intimately tied to their local religious traditions such as Confucianism or Daoism. For di [...]

    20. This is a great translation. I only compared it to one other but it far exceeded the other translation. The language in the Analects is clear and then followed by short paragraphs to explain the missing context or the connotation of particular Chinese words. I enjoyed the number of passages focused on education and respect, though the ones about the historical politicians held less interest for me.(I don't rate religious or semi-religious texts.)

    21. The particular version that I read did not have an analysis along with the text. While enjoyable it wasn't quite the same when I read it long ago. I'm making it a point to re-read again soon.

    22. There is still a lot of insight in this collection of sayings and maxims attributed to Confucius and his disciples. The maxims are pithy and often enigmatic, much like the book itself. Despite the Master's emphasis on hierarchy, obedience and class consciousness as essential elements of a good society, there is much more nuance, in Confucius, beyond the consolidation of social stratification. Yes, the ruler should act like a ruler and the ruled should act like the ruled, and yes, sons should res [...]

    23. Where to begin talking about Confucius? It is fascinating to read a philosophy that is so different than that of the Greeks. It is different, not only in form, but in its very essence than the early Western philosophy and culture that permeates American and European thought. When we talk about the “central value” of any philosophical system, we are necessarily engaging in a gross simplification. Plato valued truth, Socrates valued happiness, Jesus valued love, and Confucius values fidelity. [...]

    24. Confucius was, in his youthful studies, deeply influenced by the Tao Te Ching, and this is evident in the way he supposedly spoke - dialectically. The dialectics are almost always displaying the inverted contrasts of the wise man and the common man. Confucius disparages common people, saying, "They can be made to follow a path, but not to understand it." Confucius, however, did not condone the leading of people along any path, for he well knew that there is no path for people to follow by the Da [...]

    25. Interesting, in parts. Elsewhere confusing. Elsewhere boring and re-re-repetitive.The Analects is collection of aphorisms, fragmentary historical references, fragmentary literary references, and the occasional pearl of wisdom. On the one hand I find it hard to see how it has the status that it does, as a major work of philosophy. On the other hand, I see how, in attempting to piece together meaning and wisdom from the bits and saying here, it could take on that status: though one is forced to wo [...]

    26. As with all books on philosophy, your mileage may vary. It didn't really resonate with me, but it was a relatively easy read, and Confucius himself stands out in it as a surprisingly interesting and relatable figure - a wise and greatly respected man, but one who suffered disappointments throughout his life, such as the loss of his favorite pupil, the failure of some of his other students to live up to his beliefs, and his disappointment in not achieving greater things. While his advice and visi [...]

    27. If you're familiar with the book of Proverbs in the Christian Bible and the Socratic dialogues, the format of Confucius' sayings is a blend of the two. To understand the work in its entirety a reader would need LOTS of historical footnotes, as many Chinese historical figures are mentioned with the assumption that the reader will know who they are. But the real "meat" is in the sayings themselves, set apart from any historical narrative. There are so many great thoughts on leadership and good cha [...]

    28. Konfüçyüs, Confucius (M.Ö. 551-M.Ö. 479)Lun-yü (Konfüçyüs'ün Konuşmaları)kitap, Konfüçyüs’ün düşüncelerini ve konuşmalarını içeriyor. biyografisi, öğretileri, devlet yönetme, siyaset bilimi, ahlak ve erdem üzerine bilgece sözlerini aktarıyor. kötü örnek vereceği zaman kuzey komşuları türkleri-hunları örnek verip "Kuzey'in ve Doğu'nun yabanıl boyları" der."Lun-yü (Konfüçyüs'ün Konuşmaları), Konfüçyüs'ün öğrencileriyle yaptığı konuşmalar [...]

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