Analects of Confucius: on revererence

Reverence (恭/gōng) involves showing deep and profound respect during, for example, rituals and ceremonies. A small number of references to reverence can be found in the Analects.

Book 1, Chapter XIII

Book 1
Chapter XIII
有子曰:「信近於義,言可復也。恭近於禮,遠恥辱也。因不失其親,亦可宗也。」
Youzi said: “Trustworthiness is close to rightness because it means that your word can be counted on. Reverence is close to the rites because it means that you avoid shame and disgrace. Never losing sight of these virtues is worthy of respect.”

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