The Analects (Lun Yü) - Penguin Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

'The Master said, "If a man sets his heart on benevolence, he will be free from evil"'

The Analects are a collection of Confucius's sayings brought together by his pupils shortly after his death in 497 BC. Together they express a philosophy, or a moral code, by which Confucius believed everyone should live. Upholding the ideals of wisdom, self-knowledge, courage and love of one's fellow man, he argued that the pursuit of virtue should be every individual's supreme goal. And, while following the Way, or the truth, might not result in immediate or material gain, Confucius showed that it could nevertheless bring its own powerful and lasting spiritual rewards.

Translated with an Introduction and Notes by D. C. Lau

Book information

ISBN: 9780140443486
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 181.09512
DEWEY edition: 18
Language: English
Number of pages: 249
Weight: 192g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 15mm