while decluttering, I found a stack of Confucian Analects that I’d picked from the Taipei Confucius Temple – thought to record them here along with some photographs of the temple.
(8) Confucius say:
“A man is worthy of being a teacher when you learn new things from reviewing what you have learned.”
子曰: 温故而知新， 可以为师矣。
(10) Confucius say:
“If one learns but does not think, one will be bewildered.
If one thinks but does not learn, one will be bewildered.”
(13) Confucius say:
“One who is not benevolent cannot handle long periods of difficulty or long periods of comfort. The benevolence rest in benevolence. The wise desire benevolence.”
子曰: 不仁者， 不可以久处约， 不可以长处乐。 仁者安仁， 知者利仁。
(18) Confucius say:
“When you meet someone better than yourself, think of becoming his equal.
When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine your own self”
(28) Confucius say:
“If a student is not eager, I won’t teach him; if he is not struggling with the truth, I won’t reveal it to him. When I have pointed out one corner of a square to anyone and he does not come back with the other three, I will not point it out to him a second time.”
子曰: 不愤不启; 不悱不发; 举一隅， 不以三隅反， 则不复也。
(30) Confucius say:
“I was not born with knowledge, but I love the ancient teachings and have worked hard to seek it.”
子曰: 我非生而知之者; 好古敏以求之者也。
(38) Confucius say:
“The man of wisdom is never confused.
The man of benevolence is never troubled.
The man of courage is never afraid.”
子曰: 知者不惑， 仁者不忧， 勇者不惧。
(39) Confucius say:
“Do not watch what is improper; do not listen to what is improper;
do not speak improperly and do not act improperly.”
子曰: 非礼勿视， 非礼勿听， 非礼勿言， 非礼勿动。
(47) Confucius say:
“The gentleman is in harmony but does not follow the crowd.
The small man echoes the crowd, but is not in harmony.”
子曰: 君子和而不同; 小人同而不和。
(61) Confucius say:
“To make a mistake and not correct it, this is a real mistake.”
子曰: 过而不改， 乏味过矣
(64) Confucius say:
“If your paths are different, you do not make plans together.”
(69) Zi-Xia say:
“Someone who is aware every day of what he lacks, and every month does not forget what he has developed, can be called ‘a lover of learning’.”
子夏曰: 日知其所亡， 月无忘其所能; 可谓好学也已矣!
(70) Zi-Xia say:
“Learn widely and be resolutely determined,
inquire earnestly and reflect on what is at hand,
and here lies benevolence.”
子夏曰: 博学而绝志， 切问而近思; 仁在其中矣