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Analects

  1. 1. Print FormANALECTS ANALYSIS - Click here if you wish to read the entire ANALECTS by ConfuciusBook 1 - Chapter 1The Master said, "Is it not pleasant to learn with a constantperseverance and application?Define - Noun; steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., esp. in spite of difficulties,Perseverance obstacles, or discouragement.Vocabularyword in a They persevered through the finals in class.sentenceDefine - Noun; close attention; persistent effortApplicationVocabularyword in a His application in all his classes allowed him get into Harvard university.sentenceParaphrase thischapter whileplugging in the Can you not give up and not push through everything?simplifiedvocabulary wordmeanings.What specificallycan you do in yourown life to show You can wait and push through everything and not give up.that you understandthis book?
  2. 2. Book 1 - Chapter 1"Is he not a man of complete virtue, who feels no discomposurethough men may take no note of him?"Define - Virtue Noun; moral excellence; goodness; righteousness.Vocabularyword in a He is virtue in a whole lot of ways.sentenceDefine - Noun; the state of being discomposed; disorder; agitation; perturbation.Discomposure Vocabulary word in a He can become discomposed very quickly by something making him mad. sentence Paraphrase this chapter while plugging in the simplified vocabulary word meanings. What specifically can you do in your own life to show that you understand this book?
  3. 3. Book 1 - Chapter 4The philosopher Tsang said, "I daily examine myself on three points:-- whether, in transactingbusiness for others, I may have been not faithful;-- whether, in intercourse with friends, I may havebeen not sincere;-- whether I may have not mastered and practiced the instructions of my teacher." Define - Transacting Vocabulary word in a sentence Define - Intercourse Vocabulary word in a sentence Paraphrase this chapter while plugging in the simplified vocabulary word meanings. What specifically can you do in your own life to show that you understand this book?
  4. 4. Book 2 - Chapter 20Chî Kang asked how to cause the people to reverence their ruler, and to be faithful to him. TheMaster said, "Let him preside over them with gravity;-- then they will reverence him. Let him be kindto all;-- then they will be faithful to him."Define -ReverenceVocabularyword in asentenceDefine -GravityVocabularyword in asentenceParaphrase thischapter whileplugging in thesimplifiedvocabulary wordmeanings.What specificallycan you do in yourown life to showthat you understandthis book?
  5. 5. Book 4 - Chapter 9The Master said, "A scholar, whose mind is set on truth, and who is ashamedof bad clothes and bad food, is not fit to be discoursed with."Define -ScholarVocabularyword in asentenceDefine -DiscourseVocabularyword in asentenceParaphrase thischapter whileplugging in thesimplifiedvocabulary wordmeanings.What specificallycan you do in yourown life to showthat you understandthis book?
  6. 6. Book 4 - Chapter 20The Master said, "The cautious seldom err."Define -SeldomVocabularyword in asentenceDefine - ErrVocabularyword in asentenceParaphrase thischapter whileplugging in thesimplifiedvocabulary wordmeanings.What specificallycan you do in yourown life to showthat you understandthis book?
  7. 7. Book 6 - Chapter 15The Master said, "If the only way out is by the door, how is it that men willfight going out by that way?"Paraphrase thischapter whileplugging in thesimplifiedvocabulary wordmeanings.What specificallycan you do in yourown life to showthat you understandthis book?Book 7 - Chapter 11The Master said, "If any means of escaping poverty presented itself that did not involve doing wrong,I would adopt it. If it was by illegitimate means, I shall continue to pursue the quests that I love."Define -illegitimateVocabularyword in asentenceParaphrase thischapter whileplugging in thesimplifiedvocabulary wordmeanings.What specificallycan you do in yourown life to showthat you understandthis book?
  8. 8. Book 8 - Chapter 16The Master said, "Ardent and yet not upright, stupid and yet not attentive;simple and yet not sincere:-- such persons do not understand."Define - ArdentVocabularyword in asentenceDefine -UprightVocabularyword in asentenceDefine - StupidVocabularyword in asentenceParaphrase thischapter whileplugging in thesimplifiedvocabulary wordmeanings.What specificallycan you do in yourown life to showthat you understandthis book?
  9. 9. Book 12 - Chapter 16The Master said, "The superior man seeks to perfect the admirable qualities ofmen, and does not seek to perfect their bad qualities. The mean man does theopposite of this."Define -SuperiorVocabularyword in asentenceDefine -AdmirableVocabularyword in asentenceParaphrase thischapter whileplugging in thesimplifiedvocabulary wordmeanings.What specificallycan you do in yourown life to showthat you understandthis book?
  10. 10. Book 13 - Chapter 23The Master said, "The superior man is affable, but not adulatory; the mean man isadulatory, but not affable."Define -AffableVocabularyword in asentenceDefine -AdulatoryVocabularyword in asentenceParaphrase thischapter whileplugging in thesimplifiedvocabulary wordmeanings.What specificallycan you do in yourown life to showthat you understandthis book?
  11. 11. Book 15 - Chapter 14The Master said, "He who requires much from himself and little from others, will keephimself from being the object of resentment."Define -ResentmentVocabularyword in asentenceParaphrase thischapter whileplugging in thesimplifiedvocabulary wordmeanings.What specificallycan you do in yourown life to showthat you understandthis book?Book 15 - Chapter 22The Master said, "The superior man does not promote a man simply on account of his words."Paraphrase thischapter whileplugging in thesimplifiedvocabulary wordmeanings.What specificallycan you do in yourown life to showthat you understandthis book?
  12. 12. Book 17 - Chapter 2The Master said, "By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart."Define - NatureVocabularyword in asentenceParaphrase thischapter whileplugging in thesimplifiedvocabulary wordmeanings.What specificallycan you do in yourown life to showthat you understandthis book?Book 19 - Chapter 21Tsze-kung said, "The faults of the superior man are like the eclipses of the sun and moon. He has hisfaults, and all men see them; he changes again, and all men look up to him."Define - eclipseVocabularyword in asentenceParaphrase thischapter whileplugging in thesimplifiedvocabulary wordmeanings.What specificallycan you do in yourown life to showthat you understandthis book?

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