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Master said, ‘The princes of States have a screen intercepting the view '
at their gates. Kwan had likewise a screen at his gate. The princes of States on any friendly meeting between two of them, had a stand on which to place their inverted cups. Kwan had also such a. stand.
If Kwan knew the rules of propriety, who does not know them? ’ CHAP. XXIII. The Master instructing the Grand music-master of
Lii said, ‘ How to play music may be known.
ment of the piece, all the
parts should sound together.
At the commence-
ceeds, they should be in harmony, while severally distinct and flowing without break, and thus on to the conclusion.’
CHAP. XXIV. The border-warden at I requested to be introduced
to the Master, saying, ‘ When men of superior virtue have come to this, I have never been denied the privile e of seeing them.’ The followers qf the sage introduced him, and w en he came out from the interview, he said, ‘My friends, why are you distressed by your
master’s loss of office?
CHAP. XXV. The Master said
The kingdom has long been without the
g to use your master
of the Shfio that it was perfectly
beautiful and also erfectly good. He said of the Wfi that it was perfectly beautiful ut not perfectly ood. CHAP. XXVI. The Master said, ‘ igh station filled without in
dulgent generosity; ceremonies
performed without reverence;
mourning conducted without sorrow ;—wherewith should I con
template such ways?’
constitute the excellence of a neighbourhood. If a. man in selecting a residence, do not fix on one where such prevail, how can he
CHAP. II. The Master said, ‘ Those who are without virtue cannot abide long either in a condition of poverty and hardship, or in a.
condition of enjoyment. desire virtue.’
The virtuous rest in virtue; the wise
OHA’P. III. The Master said, ‘ It is only the (truly) virtuous man, who can love, or who can hate, others.’ CHAP. IV. The Master said, ‘ If the will be set on virtue, there
will be no practice of wickedness.’
OHAP. V. I. The Master said, ‘ Riches and honours are what men
be held. Poverty and meanness are what men islike.
If it cannot be obtained in the proper wav, they should not
If it can
not be obtained in the proper way, they should not be avoided. 2. ‘If a su erior man abandon virtue, how can he fulfil the
requirements 0 that name?
3. ‘ The superior man does not, even for the space of a single
: CHAP. VI. r1
loved virtue, would esteem nothing above it.
I. The Master said, ‘ I have not seen a person who
He who He who hated what
is not virtuous, would practise virtue in such a way that he would not allow anything that is not virtuous to approach his person. 2. ‘ Is any one able for one day to apply his strength to virtue? I have not seen the case in which his strength would be insufficient. 3. ‘ Should there possibly be any such case, I have not seen it.’ CHAP. VII. The Master said, ‘The faults of men are characteristic