The Wisdom of Confucius with Critical and Biographical Sketches
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The Wisdom of Confucius with Critical and Biographical Sketches

By Confucius
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  • THE WISDOM OF CONFUCIUS
  • The Wisdom of Confucius
    • with critical and biographical sketches by
    • EPIPHANIUS WILSON, A.M.
    • Art Type Edition
      • THE WORLD'S POPULAR CLASSICS
      • Books, Inc. NEW YORK
        • Copyright, 1900 By THE COLONIAL PRESS
      • Copyright, 1900 By THE COLONIAL PRESS
    • THE WORLD'S POPULAR CLASSICS
    • Books, Inc. NEW YORK
      • Copyright, 1900 By THE COLONIAL PRESS
    • Copyright, 1900 By THE COLONIAL PRESS
    • CONTENTS
  • THE WISDOM OF CONFUCIUS
    • [Translated into English by William Jennings]
    • PRONUNCIATION OF PROPER NAMES
    • INTRODUCTION
    • BOOK I
      • On Learning—Miscellaneous Sayings
        • Footnote
      • Footnote
    • On Learning—Miscellaneous Sayings
      • Footnote
    • Footnote
    • BOOK II
      • Good Government—Filial Piety—The Superior Man
        • Footnotes
      • Footnotes
    • Good Government—Filial Piety—The Superior Man
      • Footnotes
    • Footnotes
    • BOOK III
      • Abuse of Proprieties in Ceremonial and Music
        • Footnotes
      • Footnotes
    • Abuse of Proprieties in Ceremonial and Music
      • Footnotes
    • Footnotes
    • BOOK IV
      • Social Virtue—Superior and Inferior Man
    • Social Virtue—Superior and Inferior Man
    • BOOK V
      • A Disciple and the Golden Rule—Miscellaneous
        • Footnotes
      • Footnotes
    • A Disciple and the Golden Rule—Miscellaneous
      • Footnotes
    • Footnotes
    • BOOK VI
      • More Characteristics—Wisdom—Philanthropy
        • Footnotes
      • Footnotes
    • More Characteristics—Wisdom—Philanthropy
      • Footnotes
    • Footnotes
    • BOOK VII
      • Characteristics of Confucius—An Incident
        • Footnotes
      • Footnotes
    • Characteristics of Confucius—An Incident
      • Footnotes
    • Footnotes
    • BOOK VIII
      • Sayings of Tsang—Sentences of the Master
        • Footnote
      • Footnote
    • Sayings of Tsang—Sentences of the Master
      • Footnote
    • Footnote
    • BOOK IX
      • His Favorite Disciple's Opinion of Him
        • Footnote
      • Footnote
    • His Favorite Disciple's Opinion of Him
      • Footnote
    • Footnote
    • BOOK X
      • Confucius in Private and Official Life
        • Footnotes
      • Footnotes
    • Confucius in Private and Official Life
      • Footnotes
    • Footnotes
    • BOOK XI
      • Comparative Worth of His Disciples
        • Footnotes
      • Footnotes
    • Comparative Worth of His Disciples
      • Footnotes
    • Footnotes
    • BOOK XII
      • The Master's Answers—Philanthropy—Friendships
        • Footnote
      • Footnote
    • The Master's Answers—Philanthropy—Friendships
      • Footnote
    • Footnote
    • BOOK XIII
      • Answers on the Art of Governing—Consistency
    • Answers on the Art of Governing—Consistency
    • BOOK XIV
      • Good and Bad Government—Miscellaneous Sayings
        • Footnotes
      • Footnotes
    • Good and Bad Government—Miscellaneous Sayings
      • Footnotes
    • Footnotes
    • BOOK XV
      • Practical Wisdom—Reciprocity the Rule of Life
    • Practical Wisdom—Reciprocity the Rule of Life
    • BOOK XVI
      • Against Intestine Strife—Good and Bad Friendships
    • Against Intestine Strife—Good and Bad Friendships
    • BOOK XVII
      • The Master Induced to Take Office—Nature and Habit
        • Footnote
      • Footnote
    • The Master Induced to Take Office—Nature and Habit
      • Footnote
    • Footnote
    • BOOK XVIII
      • Good Men in Seclusion—Duke of Chow to His Son
        • Footnotes
      • Footnotes
    • Good Men in Seclusion—Duke of Chow to His Son
      • Footnotes
    • Footnotes
    • BOOK XIX
      • Teachings of Various Chief Disciples
    • Teachings of Various Chief Disciples
    • BOOK XX
      • Extracts from the Book of History
    • Extracts from the Book of History
  • THE SAYINGS OF MENCIUS
    • [Translated into English by James Legge]
    • INTRODUCTION
    • BOOK I
      • King Hwuy of Lëang
        • PART I
        • Footnotes
      • PART I
      • Footnotes
    • King Hwuy of Lëang
      • PART I
      • Footnotes
    • PART I
    • Footnotes
    • [Books II, III, and IV are omitted]
    • BOOK V
      • Wan Chang [37]
        • PART I
        • Footnote
      • PART I
      • Footnote
    • Wan Chang [37]
      • PART I
      • Footnote
    • PART I
    • Footnote
  • THE SHI-KING
    • [Metrical translation by James Legge]
    • INTRODUCTION
    • PART I.—LESSONS FROM THE STATES
    • BOOK I
      • The Odes of Chow and the South
      • CELEBRATING THE VIRTUE OF KING WAN'S BRIDE
      • CELEBRATING THE INDUSTRY OF KING WAN'S QUEEN
      • IN PRAISE OF A BRIDE
      • CELEBRATING T‘AE-SZE's FREEDOM FROM JEALOUSY
      • THE FRUITFULNESS OF THE LOCUST
      • LAMENTING THE ABSENCE OF A CHERISHED FRIEND
      • CELEBRATING THE GOODNESS OF THE DESCENDANTS OF KING WAN
      • THE VIRTUOUS MANNERS OF THE YOUNG WOMEN
      • PRAISE OF A RABBIT-CATCHER
      • THE SONG OF THE PLANTAIN-GATHERERS
      • THE AFFECTION OF THE WIVES ON THE JOO
    • The Odes of Chow and the South
    • CELEBRATING THE VIRTUE OF KING WAN'S BRIDE
    • CELEBRATING THE INDUSTRY OF KING WAN'S QUEEN
    • IN PRAISE OF A BRIDE
    • CELEBRATING T‘AE-SZE's FREEDOM FROM JEALOUSY
    • THE FRUITFULNESS OF THE LOCUST
    • LAMENTING THE ABSENCE OF A CHERISHED FRIEND
    • CELEBRATING THE GOODNESS OF THE DESCENDANTS OF KING WAN
    • THE VIRTUOUS MANNERS OF THE YOUNG WOMEN
    • PRAISE OF A RABBIT-CATCHER
    • THE SONG OF THE PLANTAIN-GATHERERS
    • THE AFFECTION OF THE WIVES ON THE JOO
    • BOOK II
      • The Odes of Shaou and the South
      • THE MARRIAGE OF A PRINCESS
      • THE INDUSTRY AND REVERENCE OF A PRINCE'S WIFE
      • THE WIFE OF SOME GREAT OFFICER BEWAILS HIS ABSENCE
      • THE DILIGENCE OF THE YOUNG WIFE OF AN OFFICER
      • THE LOVE OF THE PEOPLE FOR THE DUKE OF SHAOU
      • THE EASY DIGNITY OF THE OFFICERS AT SOME COURT
      • ANXIETY OF A YOUNG LADY TO GET MARRIED
    • The Odes of Shaou and the South
    • THE MARRIAGE OF A PRINCESS
    • THE INDUSTRY AND REVERENCE OF A PRINCE'S WIFE
    • THE WIFE OF SOME GREAT OFFICER BEWAILS HIS ABSENCE
    • THE DILIGENCE OF THE YOUNG WIFE OF AN OFFICER
    • THE LOVE OF THE PEOPLE FOR THE DUKE OF SHAOU
    • THE EASY DIGNITY OF THE OFFICERS AT SOME COURT
    • ANXIETY OF A YOUNG LADY TO GET MARRIED
    • BOOK III
      • The Odes of P‘ei
      • AN OFFICER BEWAILS THE NEGLECT WITH WHICH HE IS TREATED
      • A WIFE DEPLORES THE ABSENCE OF HER HUSBAND
      • THE PLAINT OF A REJECTED WIFE
      • SOLDIERS OF WEI BEWAIL SEPARATION FROM THEIR FAMILIES
      • AN OFFICER TELLS OF HIS MEAN EMPLOYMENT
      • AN OFFICER SETS FORTH HIS HARD LOT
      • THE COMPLAINT OF A NEGLECTED WIFE
      • IN PRAISE OF A MAIDEN
      • DISCONTENT
      • CHWANG KEANG BEMOANS HER HUSBAND'S CRUELTY
    • The Odes of P‘ei
    • AN OFFICER BEWAILS THE NEGLECT WITH WHICH HE IS TREATED
    • A WIFE DEPLORES THE ABSENCE OF HER HUSBAND
    • THE PLAINT OF A REJECTED WIFE
    • SOLDIERS OF WEI BEWAIL SEPARATION FROM THEIR FAMILIES
    • AN OFFICER TELLS OF HIS MEAN EMPLOYMENT
    • AN OFFICER SETS FORTH HIS HARD LOT
    • THE COMPLAINT OF A NEGLECTED WIFE
    • IN PRAISE OF A MAIDEN
    • DISCONTENT
    • CHWANG KEANG BEMOANS HER HUSBAND'S CRUELTY
    • [Selections from Books IV, V, and VI have been omitted.]
    • BOOK VII
      • The Odes of Ch‘ing
      • THE PEOPLE'S ADMIRATION FOR DUKE WOO
      • A WIFE CONSOLED BY HER HUSBAND'S ARRIVAL
      • IN PRAISE OF SOME LADY
      • A MAN'S PRAISE OF HIS WIFE
      • AN ENTREATY
      • A WOMAN SCORNING HER LOVER
      • A LADY MOURNS THE ABSENCE OF HER STUDENT LOVER
    • The Odes of Ch‘ing
    • THE PEOPLE'S ADMIRATION FOR DUKE WOO
    • A WIFE CONSOLED BY HER HUSBAND'S ARRIVAL
    • IN PRAISE OF SOME LADY
    • A MAN'S PRAISE OF HIS WIFE
    • AN ENTREATY
    • A WOMAN SCORNING HER LOVER
    • A LADY MOURNS THE ABSENCE OF HER STUDENT LOVER
    • BOOK VIII
      • The Odes of Ts‘e
      • A WIFE URGING HER HUSBAND TO ACTION
      • THE FOLLY OF USELESS EFFORT
      • THE PRINCE OF LOO
    • The Odes of Ts‘e
    • A WIFE URGING HER HUSBAND TO ACTION
    • THE FOLLY OF USELESS EFFORT
    • THE PRINCE OF LOO
    • BOOK IX
      • The Odes of Wei
      • ON THE MISGOVERNMENT OF THE STATE
      • THE MEAN HUSBAND
      • A YOUNG SOLDIER ON SERVICE
    • The Odes of Wei
    • ON THE MISGOVERNMENT OF THE STATE
    • THE MEAN HUSBAND
    • A YOUNG SOLDIER ON SERVICE
    • BOOK X
      • The Odes of T‘ang
      • THE KING GOES TO WAR
      • LAMENT OF A BEREAVED PERSON
      • THE DRAWBACKS OF POVERTY
      • A WIFE MOURNS FOR HER HUSBAND
    • The Odes of T‘ang
    • THE KING GOES TO WAR
    • LAMENT OF A BEREAVED PERSON
    • THE DRAWBACKS OF POVERTY
    • A WIFE MOURNS FOR HER HUSBAND
    • BOOK XI
      • The Odes of Ts‘in
      • CELEBRATING THE OPULENCE OF THE LORDS OF TS‘IN
      • A COMPLAINT
      • A WIFE'S GRIEF BECAUSE OF HER HUSBAND'S ABSENCE
      • LAMENT FOR THREE BROTHERS
      • IN PRAISE OF A RULER OF TS‘IN
      • THE GENEROUS NEPHEW
    • The Odes of Ts‘in
    • CELEBRATING THE OPULENCE OF THE LORDS OF TS‘IN
    • A COMPLAINT
    • A WIFE'S GRIEF BECAUSE OF HER HUSBAND'S ABSENCE
    • LAMENT FOR THREE BROTHERS
    • IN PRAISE OF A RULER OF TS‘IN
    • THE GENEROUS NEPHEW
    • BOOK XII
      • The Odes of Ch‘in
      • THE CONTENTMENT OF A POOR RECLUSE
      • THE DISAPPOINTED LOVER
      • A LOVE-SONG
      • THE LAMENT OF A LOVER
    • The Odes of Ch‘in
    • THE CONTENTMENT OF A POOR RECLUSE
    • THE DISAPPOINTED LOVER
    • A LOVE-SONG
    • THE LAMENT OF A LOVER
    • BOOK XIII
      • The Odes of Kwei
      • THE WISH OF AN UNHAPPY MAN
    • The Odes of Kwei
    • THE WISH OF AN UNHAPPY MAN
    • BOOK XIV
      • The Odes of Ts‘aou
      • AGAINST FRIVOLOUS PURSUITS
    • The Odes of Ts‘aou
    • AGAINST FRIVOLOUS PURSUITS
    • BOOK XV
      • The Odes of Pin
      • THE DUKE OF CHOW TELLS OF HIS SOLDIERS
      • THERE IS A PROPER WAY FOR DOING EVERYTHING
    • The Odes of Pin
    • THE DUKE OF CHOW TELLS OF HIS SOLDIERS
    • THERE IS A PROPER WAY FOR DOING EVERYTHING
    • PART II.—MINOR ODES OF THE KINGDOM
    • BOOK I
      • Decade of Luh Ming
      • A FESTAL ODE
      • A FESTAL ODE COMPLIMENTING AN OFFICER
      • THE VALUE OF FRIENDSHIP
      • THE RESPONSE TO A FESTAL ODE
      • AN ODE OF CONGRATULATION
      • AN ODE ON THE RETURN OF THE TROOPS
    • Decade of Luh Ming
    • A FESTAL ODE
    • A FESTAL ODE COMPLIMENTING AN OFFICER
    • THE VALUE OF FRIENDSHIP
    • THE RESPONSE TO A FESTAL ODE
    • AN ODE OF CONGRATULATION
    • AN ODE ON THE RETURN OF THE TROOPS
    • BOOK II
      • The Decade of Pih H'wa
      • AN ODE APPROPRIATE TO A FESTIVITY
    • The Decade of Pih H'wa
    • AN ODE APPROPRIATE TO A FESTIVITY
    • BOOK III
      • The Decade of T‘ung Kung
      • CELEBRATING A HUNTING EXPEDITION
      • THE KING'S ANXIETY FOR HIS MORNING LEVÉE
      • MORAL LESSONS FROM NATURAL FACTS
    • The Decade of T‘ung Kung
    • CELEBRATING A HUNTING EXPEDITION
    • THE KING'S ANXIETY FOR HIS MORNING LEVÉE
    • MORAL LESSONS FROM NATURAL FACTS
    • BOOK IV
      • The Decade of K‘e-foo
      • ON THE COMPLETION OF A ROYAL PALACE
      • THE CONDITION OF KING SEUEN'S FLOCKS
    • The Decade of K‘e-foo
    • ON THE COMPLETION OF A ROYAL PALACE
    • THE CONDITION OF KING SEUEN'S FLOCKS
    • BOOK V
      • The Decade of Seaou Min
      • A EUNUCH COMPLAINS OF HIS FATE
      • AN OFFICER DEPLORES THE MISERY OF THE TIME
      • ON THE ALIENATION OF A FRIEND
    • The Decade of Seaou Min
    • A EUNUCH COMPLAINS OF HIS FATE
    • AN OFFICER DEPLORES THE MISERY OF THE TIME
    • ON THE ALIENATION OF A FRIEND
    • BOOK VI
      • The Decade of Pih Shan
      • A PICTURE OF HUSBANDRY
      • THE COMPLAINT OF AN OFFICER
    • The Decade of Pih Shan
    • A PICTURE OF HUSBANDRY
    • THE COMPLAINT OF AN OFFICER
    • BOOK VII
      • Decade of Sang Hoo
      • THE REJOICINGS OF A BRIDEGROOM
      • AGAINST LISTENING TO SLANDERERS
    • Decade of Sang Hoo
    • THE REJOICINGS OF A BRIDEGROOM
    • AGAINST LISTENING TO SLANDERERS
    • BOOK VIII
      • The Decade of Too Jin Sze
      • IN PRAISE OF BY-GONE SIMPLICITY
      • A WIFE BEMOANS HER HUSBAND'S ABSENCE
      • THE EARL OF SHAOU'S WORK
      • THE PLAINT OF KING YEW'S FORSAKEN WIFE
      • HOSPITALITY
      • ON THE MISERY OF SOLDIERS
    • The Decade of Too Jin Sze
    • IN PRAISE OF BY-GONE SIMPLICITY
    • A WIFE BEMOANS HER HUSBAND'S ABSENCE
    • THE EARL OF SHAOU'S WORK
    • THE PLAINT OF KING YEW'S FORSAKEN WIFE
    • HOSPITALITY
    • ON THE MISERY OF SOLDIERS
    • PART III.—GREATER ODES OF THE KINGDOM
    • BOOK I
      • Decade of King Wan
      • CELEBRATING KING WAN
    • Decade of King Wan
    • CELEBRATING KING WAN
    • [Selections from Book II are omitted.]
    • BOOK III
      • Decade of Tang
      • KING SEUEN ON THE OCCASION OF A GREAT DROUGHT
    • Decade of Tang
    • KING SEUEN ON THE OCCASION OF A GREAT DROUGHT
    • PART IV.—ODES OF THE TEMPLE AND ALTAR
    • BOOK I
      • Sacrificial Odes of Chow
      • APPROPRIATE TO A SACRIFICE TO KING WAN
      • ON SACRIFICING TO THE KINGS WOO, CHING, AND K‘ANG
        • THE END
        • Transcriber's Note
      • THE END
      • Transcriber's Note
    • Sacrificial Odes of Chow
    • APPROPRIATE TO A SACRIFICE TO KING WAN
    • ON SACRIFICING TO THE KINGS WOO, CHING, AND K‘ANG
      • THE END
      • Transcriber's Note
    • THE END
    • Transcriber's Note
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