Analects



selected passages from the writings of an author or of different authors.
Historical Examples

But by this method one misses much of the characterisation which is such an attractive feature of the analects.
The Sayings of Confucius Confucius

The analects of Confucius contain the gist of his teachings, and is worthy of study.
The Wisdom of Confucius Epiphanius Wilson

I looked at its title—The analects of Confucius—and blinked.
To Choke an Ocean Jesse F. (Jesse Franklin) Bone

We turn to the analects of Confucius and we see the Chinese gentleman.
The Gentle Reader Samuel McChord Crothers

He wrote: “analects,” etc., and is credited with having compiled the “Ancient Poems.”
Through the Year With Famous Authors Mabel Patterson

In the tenth book of his analects we get a glimpse of the habits of the philosopher.
Beacon Lights of History, Volume I John Lord

The doctrine of the sage is clearly expressed in the analects, and amounts only to courtesy and propriety.
The Religions of Japan William Elliot Griffis

In his “analects” Confucius defines Courage by explaining, as is often his wont, what its negative is.
Bushido, the Soul of Japan Inazo Nitob

The analects are translated by the brilliant writer, Thomas de Quincey.
The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 5, May, 1864 Various

plural noun
selected literary passages from one or more works
n.

1650s, “literary gleanings,” from Latinized form of Greek analekta, literally “things chosen,” neuter plural of analektos “select, choice,” verbal adjective of analegein “to gather up, collect,” from ana- “up” (see ana-) + legein “to gather,” also “to choose words,” hence “to speak” (see lecture (n.)).

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