I looked at its title—The Analects of Confucius—and blinked.
The Analects of Confucius contain the gist of his teachings, and is worthy of study.
We turn to the Analects of Confucius and we see the Chinese gentleman.
In the tenth book of his Analects we get a glimpse of the habits of the philosopher.
In his "Analects" Confucius defines Courage by explaining, as is often his wont, what its negative is.
The Analects are translated by the brilliant writer, Thomas de Quincey.
He wrote: “Analects,” etc., and is credited with having compiled the “Ancient Poems.”
The doctrine of the sage is clearly expressed in the Analects, and amounts only to courtesy and propriety.
But by this method one misses much of the characterisation which is such an attractive feature of the Analects.