Confucian Analects: Selected Reading (32)

I-Yao Shen
July 1996
Chinese American Forum;Jul1996, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p27
The article presents selected reading 32 of Confucian analects. It points out the essence of becoming a gentleman, and the role of a gentleman in encouraging people to enhance the good qualities in their nature. The duty of advising a friend is mentioned. It is stated that once it is found that a friend is unacceptable, it is essential to stop giving advice. It is noted that a gentleman must be like the wind and grass. He must be flexible.


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