The Morals of Confucius [Extr. from the Lun Yu and Other Confucian Writings]

The Morals of Confucius [Extr. from the Lun Yu and Other Confucian Writings]

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1724 edition. Excerpt: ...for Persons advancd in Age. In fine, those that have Estates, will maintain some Widows, Orphans, and some Sick Persons: for there is nothing that makes a greater Impreftoa on the Minds of People, than the Examples of their Kings. As to the second Article, where Cemcu exhorts in general to the Practice of Virtue, he alleges for a Principle this Maxim, to which Christ himself seems to refer all his Morality, Do to another what you would they should do unto you;-and /y.' and do not unto another what you would not should be done unto you. Amongst those in the midst of whom you live, says Confucius's Disciple, there are some above you, others inferiour to you, and others that are your equals, There are some that preceeded you, others that are to be your Successors; you have them on you Right Hand, and on your Left. Consider, that all these Men have the same Passions with you, and that what you desire they should do, or not do, unto you, they desire that you should do, or not do, unto them. What you therefore hate in your Superiours, what you blame in them, be sure not to practise towards your Inferiours; And what you hate and blame in your Inferiours, practise not to your Superiours. What displeases you in your Predecessors, eschew, to give an Example to those that shall come after. And as in cafe that you ihould happen to give them such an Example, you would desire they should not follow it; so you should not follow the bad Examples of those that have preceeded preceeded you. In fine, what you blame in those which are on your Right Hand, practise not to those which are on your Left; and what you reprehend in those on your Left Hand, be sure not to practise it to those that are on your Right. Behold, concludes Cemcu, after what manner we ought more

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