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Confucian Analects

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The Master said, 'If the people be led by laws, and uniformity sought to be given them by punishments, they will try to avoid the punishment, but have no sense of shame.
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John Wiswell
Aug 15, 2007 John Wiswell rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers interested in foreign law and philosophy, anthropology readers
The Confucian Analects imparts the wisdom and actions of the great Chinese philosopher Confucius, who exerted astounding influence on Asian history. The book is vital reading for anyone interested in such a broad school of thought, and so short that one can make it through with little time; the less law or philosophy you've read, the longer it will take you to get through. Yet unlike the I Ching or Tao te Ching, this book is so literal and legalistic that it can still be read briskly by newcomer...more
Heather dennis
After reading this book and "The Sayings of Confucius" https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8... This one has some good qualities but overall is less useful.

I like the translations here more. They flow a bit better.

With that said "The sayings of confucius" goes into more details about the world that he lived in and the cultural history associated with his works. So you may want to read it at the same time as this book.

As far as structure. I like the original chinese in the book I just really wo...more
Yaqeen Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander
An inspirational read delving into some teachings of Confucius.
Billy
A very worthwhile read for anyone that wants to have a better understanding of the Chinese. I think a great deal of this still applies to Chinese society today.
Choonghwan
The Analects of Confucius

It is a book of modesty and unsumptuousness. Based on common sense it inspires us to cultivate ourselves to be better each day.
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The competition is fierce, yet this book stands high on the list of the most tiresome I've ever read.
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The Works of Mencius Texts of Taoism (Volume 1) The Chinese Classics. With A Translation, Critical And Exegetical Notes, Prolegomena, And Copious Indexes: Volume 1. Confucian Analects, The Great Learning, And The Doctrine Of The Mean The She King or the Book of Poetry (Chinese Classics Series) The I Ching, or Book of Changes

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