"The Master said: 'If one sets one's heart on humaneness,
one will be without evil.'"
"The Master said: 'The gentleman is familiar with what is
right, just as the small man is familiar with profit.'"
"The Master said: 'It is all over! I have never come
across anyone capable of discerning his errors and inwardly
bringing himself to justice.'" [5:27]1c
"Zigong said: 'Suppose there is a beautiful jade here,
does one wrap it up, put it in a box and keep it, or does one try
to get a good price and sell it?' The Master said: 'Sell it of
course, sell it of course! I am one who is waiting for a price.'"
"Fan Chi asked about humaneness. The Master said:
to love others.' He asked about understanding. The Master said:
'It is to understand others' . . . "
"The Master said:'If a man does not anticipate
deception and does not reckon on bad faith, but on the other hand
is aware in good time when they occur, he is a man of quality, isn't
"Zigong asked: 'Is there a single word such that one
could practice it throughout one's life?' The Master said: 'Reciprocity
perhaps? Do not inflict on others what you yourself would not
wish done to you.'" [15:24]1g
"Jie Yu, the madman of Chu, passed Master Kong, singing:
What a decline of virtue!
. . .
Master Kong got down and wished to speak with him. But he
hurried off and avoided him . . . " [18:5]1h