The Analects (Paperback)
The Analects encapsulate the philosophy of Confucius, one of the most revered thinkers of the ancient world. Espousing the ideals of wisdom, self-knowledge, courage, and love of one's fellow man, Confucius argued that the pursuit of virtue should be every individual's supreme goal. The key to living such a life is following the Way - a path to the truth. While aspiring to be honest and humane in every encounter might not lead to immediate contentment or material gain, Confucius showed that it could nevertheless bring its own powerful and lasting spiritual rewards.