The Sayings of Confucius. Translated by Leonard A. Lyall. Confucius was born in the year 550 b.c., in the land of Lu, in a small village, situated in the western part of the modern province of Shantung. His name was K'ung Ch'iu, and his style (corresponding to our Christian name) was Chung-ni. His countrymen speak of him as K'ung Fu-tzu, the Master, or philosopher K'ung. This expression was altered into Confucius by the Jesuit missionaries who first carried his fame to Europe. Since the golden days of the Emperors Yao and Shun, the legendary founders of the Chinese Empire, nearly two thousand years had passed. Shun chose as his successor Yu, who had been his chief minister, a man whose devotion to duty was such that when engaged in draining the empire of the great flood-a task that took eight years to accomplish-he never entered his home till the work was done, although in the course of his labours he had thrice to pass his door.
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This rich and human document is a testament to the words and wisdom of Confucius--whose simplet truths continue to influence the moral and ethical codes of the Far East. A timeless guide to proper living as significant today as it was 2,000 years ago.
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The Saying of Confucius with 20 illustrations by Jean Elizabeth Ward added to make this a wonderful book for a gift, history, spirituality, or poetry,making it a First Edition as it is.
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This Is A New Release Of The Original 1898 Edition.
Author: Ku Hung-Ming,Confucius
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Author: Qiu Kong,Hans O. H. Stange
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II SELF-DEVELOPMENT The characteristics of the superior man having been presented, it is in logical order to examine the facilities and qualities which Confucius would have one cultivate to attain this ideal state. First in importance is the will. The Will. "Their purposes being rectified, they cultivated themselves." By these words in "The Great Learning" (Text, v. 5) it is meant that when there is no conflict of aims, of duties and desires, when one wills what he wishes, and with all his heart singly and clearly wishes what he wills, then and not till then does the will become clear and firm and strong. The man is his will; back of his will is his purpose; and back of his purpose, his desire. If his knowledge enable him to make right choices, he should be sincere, his desires should be disciplined, his purpose lofty, and, resting thereupon as on a rock, his will fixed and immovable. That is character. Confucius puts it: "If the will be set on virtue, 48 there will be no practice of wickedness." (Analects, bk. iv., c. iv.) True; for when the will rests upon set purpose, based upon purified desire, born of knowledge and discriminating investigation of phenomena, nothing can undermine it! This rectification of the antecedent conditions is what the sage refers to when he says: " To subdue one's self and return to propriety is perfect virtue" (Analects, bk. xii., c. 1), and again: "The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the unpretentious are near to virtue." (Analects, bk. xiii., c. xxvii.) That the will is proved by its resistance rather than its impelling force, Mencius says in this: "Men must be resolute about what they will not do and then they are able to act with vigor." (Bk. iv., pt. ii., c. viii.) The same is meant, i. e., ...
This spectacular collection contains the key writings of Confucius, Mencius and Faxian, superbly translated by three leading scholars of China in the West. This anthology of Chinese literature was first published at the turn of the 20th century, and is intended as an superb introduction to the facets of wisdom and thought which emerged from the country in ancient times. The writings within retain their timeless nature, and together form an excellent representation of the intellectual development which attained prominence in Ancient China - the Confucian philosophy expressed continues to influence Chinese and Asian cultures in the modern day. The Analects of Confucius is a pivotal work of Confucianism which contains many of the philosophic ideas and jewels of wisdom for which its author is renowned. The Sayings of Mencius comprises of several dialogues held between the Confucian philosopher and various students, nobles and contemporaries of the era. The Travels of Fa-Hien (Faxian) is an early travelogue which chronicles the author's journeys far beyond the farthest extent of Chinese civilisation. Faxian was a Buddhist monk intrigued by the origins of his religion - through his travels he encountered Indian, Nepalese and other peoples, and the stunning temple of the Indian king Ashoka. To this day, Faxian's writings remain an important source for scholars of Asian antiquity. The Sorrows of Han is one of the earliest tragic plays produced for the stage in Ancient China. Although but a small part of the Chinese dramatic library, the play is representative of the performances which would be staged often on temporary stages erected in the bustling marketplaces as a form of public entertainment. While the Chinese placed less importance on drama than the Greeks, it was popular and reflective of the national character."
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With a Selection of the Sayings of Mencius, the Way Its Power of Laozi
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The Sayings of Confucius, Mencius, Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu and Lieh Tzu
Category: Aphorisms and apothegms
Author: Lionel Giles,Confucius Confucius
Confucius (551–479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. The philosophy of Confucius, also known as Confucianism, emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity.Here is a list of some notable quotes and sayings by Confucius that have been curated from his works, philosophies, thoughts and life. Go through the quotes and thoughts by Confucius that hold a sea of wisdom.
Author: William Messer
Publisher: EDITORA BIBLIOMUNDI SERVIÇOS DIGITAIS LTDA
Confucius is one of the most influential figures--as historical individual and as symbol--in world history; and the Analects, the sayings attributed to Confucius and his disciples, is a classic of world literature. Nonetheless, how to understand both figure and text is constantly under dispute. Surprisingly, this volume is the first and only anthology on these topics in English. Here, contributors apply a variety of different methodologies (including philosophical, phililogical, and religious) and address a number of important topics, from Confucius and Western "virtue ethics" to Confucius' attitude toward women to the historical composition of the text of the Analects. Scholars will appreciate the rigor of these essays, while students and beginners will find them accessible and engaging.
Author: Bryan W. Van Norden
Publisher: Oxford University Press
"Life Lessons For Today's Youth, Drawn From the Sayings Of Confucius..." Drawing from the ancient "sayings of Confucius" a veteran teacher offers interpretations to help youngsters understand character and virtue. The book features a short biography overviewing the life of Confucius so children understand why he made such an impact on the world.Kids will love this book! With its attractive custom designed bright red cover, vividly-colored "Confucius clips" and lively print, they will not only become attached to its attractive appearance but will cling to its inspiring contents as well.
Author: Charlotte A. Clark-Frieson