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Page 77 - The determined scholar and the man of virtue will not seek to live at the expense of injuring their virtue, They will even sacrifice their lives to preserve their virtue complete.
Page xxv - The Master being very sick, Tsze-loo asked leave to pray for him. He said, "May such a thing be done?" Tsze-loo replied, "It may. In the Prayers it is said, 'Prayer has been made to the spirits of the upper and lower worlds.
Page xxxvii - Whereupon Wang Chih proceeding to pick up his ax1 found that its handle had moldered into dust. On repairing to his home he discovered that centuries had passed since the time when he had left it for the mountains, and that no vestige of his kinsfolk remained. Retiring to a retreat among the hills, he devoted himself to the rites of Taoism, and finally attained immortality"1 — a conclusion only differing in degree from that of Kip's adventure, whose immortality is of another sort.
Page xxxvii - It is long since you came here ; you should go home now ! ' Whereupon Wang Chih, proceeding to pick up his axe, found that its handle had mouldered into dust.
Page 145 - There is a contrivance here, by means of which a hundred plots of ground may be irrigated in one day. With the expenditure of a very little strength, the result accomplished is great. Would you, Master, not like (to try it) ?' The gardener looked up at him, and said, ' How does it work ?' 3 ze 'kung said, 'It is a lever made of wood, heavy behind, and light in front.
Page xxiv - Those whom you talk about are dead, and their bones are mouldered to dust; only their words remain. When the superior man gets his time, he mounts aloft; but when the time is against him, he moves as if his feet were entangled. I have heard that a good merchant, though he has rich treasures deeply stored, appears as if he were poor, and that the superior man whose virtue is complete, is yet to outward seeming stupid.
Page xxii - From the loving example of one family, a whole State becomes loving, and from its courtesies, the whole State becomes courteous, while, from the ambition and perverseness of the one man, the whole State may be led to rebellious disorder ; — such is the nature of the influence. This verifies the saying, " Affairs may be ruined by a single sentence ; a kingdom may be settled by its one man.
Page xiv - It is by the Odes that the mind is aroused. "It is by the Rules of Propriety that the character is established. "It is from Music that the finish is received.
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