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 (ăn′ə-lĕkts′) also an·a·lec·ta (ăn′ə-lĕk′tə)
Selections from or parts of a literary work or group of works. Often used as a title.

[Greek analekta, selected things, from neuter pl. of analektos, gathered together, from analegein, to gather : ana-, ana- + legein, to gather; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

an′a·lec′tic adj.
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(ˈænəˌlɛkts) or


pl n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) selected literary passages from one or more works
[C17: via Latin from Greek analekta, from analegein to collect up, from legein to gather]
ˌanaˈlectic adj
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(ˈæn lˌɛkts)

also an•a•lec•ta

(ˌæn lˈɛk tə)
selected passages from the writings of an author or of different authors.
[1615–25; < Latin analecta < Greek análekta, neuter pl. of análektos, v. adj. of analégein to gather up =ana- ana- + légein to gather]
an`a•lec′tic, adj.
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 literary gleanings.
Examples: analects . . . is taken for collections of scraps out of authors, 1658; analects in verse and prose, 1770.
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Noun1.analects - a collection of excerpts from a literary work
excerpt, excerption, extract, selection - a passage selected from a larger work; "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"
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These are complemented by prettily produced versions of the great children's classics, Rules for Siblings [phrase omitted], The Analects of Confucius [phrase omitted], The Three Character Classic [phrase omitted].
'Moving a mountain' is an oft-quoted phrase that could be traced back to the Analects of Confucius.
It needs to stress that, according to the fact that Confucius made a great contribution for the amendment of "The Book of Changes", some people thought that The Analects of Confucius only discussed two kind of situations, i.e.
He covers the Analects of Confucius; Zhuangzi and the Daoist tradition; the Suttas, Dhammapada, and the early Buddhist tradition; and the message of the Bhagavad Gita.
The concept of "Joy City" was inspired by the aphorism "If the neighbors are happy, people from far away will be attracted" in the Analects of Confucius. Targeting emerging middle class consumers between 18 to 35 years old, the Joy City projects feature the brand personality of young, modern, stylish and tasteful.
(7) Confucius (1997) The Analects of Confucius, trans.
So, let me try a brief and simple experiment in reading the Analects of Confucius, a risky business which invites conversation and perhaps correction from my Chinese colleagues who are embedded in Confucius just as I am embedded in the biblical tradition but by no means its master.
All translations of the Analects and parenthetical references for quotations from it, unless stated otherwise, are from The Analects of Confucius: A Philosophical Translation, trans.
Confucius said that a leader should be upright and act with integrity in order to lead his people effectively and he said this in a very positive manner, "If the leader acts properly, the common people will obey him without being ordered to; if the leader does not act properly, the common people will not obey him even after repeated injunctions." (Analects of Confucius XIII: 6).