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noun as in canon

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He wrote: “Analects,” etc., and is credited with having compiled the “Ancient Poems.”

We are told in the Confucian Analects that the master said, “The accomplished scholar is not a utensil.”

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.

The works of Mencius abound, like the Confucian Analects, in sententious utterances.


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On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to analects, such as: oeuvre, ana, anthology, chrestomathy, classics, and library.

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