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CHAP. VIII. Po-nifi being ill, the Master went to ask for him. He took hold of his hand through the window, and said, ‘ It is killing him. It is the appointment of Heaven, alas! That such a man should have such a sickness! That such a man should have such a sickness! '
CRAP. IX. The Master said, ‘ Admirable indeed was the virtue of Hfii! With a single bamboo dish of rice, a single gourd dish of drink, and living in his mean narrow lane, while others could not have endured the distress, he did not allow his joy to be afl‘ected by it. Admirable indeed was the virtue of Hui !'
CHAP. X. Yen 01m said, ‘It is not that I do not delight in your doctrines, but my strength is insufiicient.’ The Master said, ‘ Those whose strength is insufficient give over in the middle of the way, but now you limit yourself.’
CHAP. XI. The Master said to Tsze-hsia,‘ Do you be a scholar after the style of the superior man, and not after that of the mean man.’ CHAP. XII. Tsze—yfi being governor of Wfi-ch‘ang, the Master said to him, ‘ Have you got good men there?’ He answered, ‘ There
is Tan-t'ai Mich-min , who never
in walking takes a short cut, and
never comes to my 0 cc, excepting on public business.’
CHAP. XIII. The Master said his merit. Being
were about to enter the gate, he whipped up My horse won (1
, ‘ Mang Chili-fan does not boast of in the rear on an occasion of flight, when they
his horse, saying, “ It is not advance.” '
the litanist To, and the beauty
of the prince Chao of Sung, it is
difficult to escape in the present age.’
CHAP. XV. The Master said, How is it that men will not walk CHAP. XVI. The Master said
‘Who can go out but by the door? according to these ways '€ '
, ‘ Where the solid qualities are in
excess of accomplishments, we have rusticity ; where the accomplishments are in excess of the solid qualities, we have the manners of a clerk. When the accomplishments and solid qualities are equally blended, we then have the man of virtue.’
CHAP. XVII. The Master said, ‘ Man is born for uprightness. If a man lose his uprightness, and yet live, his escape from death is the
effect of mere good fortune.’
CHAP. XVIII. The Master said, ‘They who know the truth are not equal to those who love it, and they who love it are not equal to those who delight in it.’
CHAP. XIX. The Master said, ‘To those whose talents are above mediocrity, the highest subjects may be announced. To those who are below mediocrity, the highest subjects may not be announced.
CHAP. XX. Fan Ch‘ih asked what constituted wisdom. The Master said, ‘ To give one's self earnestly to the duties due to men, and, while respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom.’ He asked about perfect virtue. The Master said, ' ‘ The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration ;—-this may be
called perfect virtue.’
CHAP. XXI. the virtuous find pleasure in hills. are tranquil. The wise are joyful
The Master said,
‘ The wise find pleasure in water; The Wise are active ; the Virtuous
; the virtuous are long-lived.’ The Master said, ‘Ch'i, by one change, would
come to the State of Lfi. Lu,by one change, would come to a State where true principles predominated.’
The Master said, ‘A cornered vessel without
corners—A strange cornered vessel! A strange cornered vessel!’ CHAP. XXIV. TsaiWo asked,saying, ‘A benevolent man,though
in the well," will go in after him,
I suppose.’ Confucius said, ‘Why should he do so?’ A superior
= E fig, ‘to find pleasure in.’ The wise or knowing are active and restless, like the waters of a stream, ceaselessly flowing and advancing. The virtuous are tranquil and firm, like the stable mountains. The pursuit of knowledge brings joy. The life of the virtuous may be expected to glide calmly on and long. After all, the saying is not very comprehensible.
22. Tue connmon or run Swarm Cn'i .um L0. Ch'i and Lu were both within the present Shan-tung. Ch‘i lay along the coast on the north, embracing the present department of m and other territory. Lil was on the south, the larger portion of it being formed by the present department of Q 9 At the rise of the Chain dynasty, king we invested Lil-shang, a counsellor of king “'11 and the commander of his army, with the principality of Ch'i. King we at his first interview with Lil-shang addressed him as Thai-hung Wang, ‘ grandfather Hope,’ the man long looked for