The Sayings of Confucius

The Sayings of Confucius

The Sayings of Confucius (1909), edited by Leonard A. Lyall, are derived from the Analects (2 BCE), summarizing Confucius' aphorisms from twenty chapters of the original text. Footnotes are at the end of each chapter. Enjoy the interesting biographical introduction, as well as Confucius' timeless words of wisdom.
[Note: We added general chapter descriptions below for your convenience. We suggest you read, copy and paste favorite sayings into a separate document on your electronic device, so you can draw upon them as the occasion presents.]

Confucius' Analects (2 BCE)

Table of Contents


Book I - Learn, Then Do

Book II - Think No Evil

Book III - A Man Without Love

Book IV - One's Will Set On Love

Book V - Forsaken Is The Way

Book VI - Be Stern to Oneself

Book VII - Make The Most of One's Mind

Book VIII - Good Form

Chapter IX - Bow Below

Chapter X - Full Speech, But Cautious

Chapter XI - Giving Way to Grief

Chapter XII - What Is Love?

Chapter XIII - How Does One Rule?

Chapter XIV - What Is Shame?

Chapter XV - What Is The Line of Battle?

Chapter XVI - Making War

Chapter XVII - Wisest and Stupidest Never Change

Chapter XVIII - The Straight Way, Not Crooked

Chapter XIX - Choosing The Way

Chapter XX - Five Fair Things

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