Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Confucius Yunlu 18.37

The noble have nine states of mind: for eyes, bright; for ears, penetrating; for countenance, friendly; for demeanor, humble; for words, trustworthy; for service, reverent; for doubt, questioning; for anger, circumspect; and for facing a chance to profit, moral.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Confucius Yunlu 16.8

The noble revere three things: the decree of Heaven (ie. fate); great human beings, and the words of a sage. The small- minded don’t understand heavens decree, so they do not revere it. The scorn great people, and ridicule the words of sages. 

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Monday, 19 January 2015

Confucius Yunlu 15.28

When everyone hates someone, investigate. When everyone loves someone, investigate. 

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Confucius Yunlu 15.23

The noble don’t honor a person because of mere words, nor do they dismiss words because of who said them. 

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Yunlu 15.12 Confucius

The Master said, “If things far away don’t concern you, you’ll soon mourn things close at hand.”