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君子曰:學不可以已。青、取之於藍,而青於藍;冰、水為之,而寒於水。木直中繩,輮以為輪,其曲中規,雖有槁暴,不復挺者,輮使之然也。故木受繩則直,金就礪則利,君子博學而日參省乎己,則知明而行無過矣。

故不登高山,不知天之高也;不臨深溪,不知地之厚也;不聞先王之遺言,不知學問之大也。幹、越、夷、貉之子,生而同聲,長而異俗,教使之然也。詩曰:"嗟爾君子,無恆安息。靖共爾位,好是正直。神之聽之,介爾景福。"神莫大於化道,福莫長於無禍。

吾嘗終日而思矣,不如須臾之所學也。吾嘗跂而望矣,不如登高之博見也。登高而招,臂非加長也,而見者遠;順風而呼,聲非加疾也,而聞者彰。假輿馬者,非利足也,而致千里;假舟楫者,非能水也,而絕江河。君子生非異也,善假於物也。

南方有鳥焉,名曰蒙鳩,以羽為巢,而編之以發,系之葦苕,風至苕折,卵破子死。巢非不完也,所繫者然也。西方有木焉,名曰射干,莖長四寸,生於高山之上,而臨百仞之淵,木莖非能長也,所立者然也。蓬生麻中,不扶而直;白沙在涅,與之俱黑。蘭槐之根是為芷,其漸之滫,君子不近,庶人不服。其質非不美也,所漸者然也。故君子居必擇鄉,遊必就士,所以防邪闢而近中正也。

物類之起,必有所始。榮辱之來,必像其德。肉腐出蟲,魚枯生蠹。怠慢忘身,禍災乃作。強自取柱,柔自取束。邪穢在身,怨之所構。施薪若一,火就燥也,平地若一,水就濕也。草木疇生,禽獸群焉,物各從其類也。是故質的張,而弓矢至焉;林木茂,而斧斤至焉;樹成蔭,而眾鳥息焉。醯酸,而蚋聚焉。故言有招禍也,行有招辱也,君子慎其所立乎!

積土成山,風雨興焉;積水成淵,蛟龍生焉;積善成德,而神明自得,聖心備焉。故不積蹞步,無以致千里;不積小流,無以成江海。騏驥一躍,不能十步;駑馬十駕,功在不捨。鍥而捨之,朽木不折;鍥而不捨,金石可鏤。螾無爪牙之利,筋骨之強,上食埃土,下飲黃泉,用心一也。蟹八跪而二螯,非蛇蟺之穴,無可寄託者,用心躁也。是故無冥冥之志者,無昭昭之明;無惛惛之事者,無赫赫之功。行衢道者不至,事兩君者不容。目不能兩視而明,耳不能兩聽而聰。螣蛇無足而飛,梧鼠五技而窮。詩曰:"屍鳩在桑,其子七兮。淑人君子,其儀一兮。其儀一兮,心如結兮。"故君子結於一也。

昔者瓠巴鼓瑟,而流魚出聽;伯牙鼓琴,而六馬仰秣。故聲無小而不聞,行無隱而不形。玉在山而草木潤,淵生珠而崖不枯。為善不積邪,安有不聞者乎!

學惡乎始?惡乎終?曰:其數則始乎誦經,終乎讀禮;其義則始乎為士,終乎為聖人。真積力久則入。學至乎沒而後止也。故學數有終,若其義則不可須臾舍也。為之人也,舍之禽獸也。故書者、政事之紀也;詩者、中聲之所止也;禮者、法之大兮,類之綱紀也。故學至乎禮而止矣。夫是之謂道德之極。禮之敬文也,樂之中和也,詩書之博也,春秋之微也,在天地之間者畢矣。
君子之學也,入乎耳,著乎心,布乎四體,形乎動靜。端而言,蝡而動,一可以為法則。小人之學也,入乎耳,出乎口;口耳之間,則四寸耳,曷足以美七尺之軀哉!古之學者為己,今之學者為人。君子之學也,以美其身;小人之學也,以為禽犢。故不問而告謂之傲,問一而告二謂之囋。傲、非也,囋、非也;君子如向矣。

學莫便乎近其人。禮樂法而不說,詩書故而不切,春秋約而不速。方其人之習君子之說,則尊以遍矣,周於世矣。故曰:學莫便乎近其人。

學之經莫速乎好其人,隆禮次之。上不能好其人,下不能隆禮,安特將學雜識志,順詩書而已耳。則末世窮年,不免為陋儒而已。將原先王,本仁義,則禮正其經緯蹊徑也。若挈裘領,詘五指而頓之,順者不可勝數也。不道禮憲,以詩書為之,譬之猶以指測河也,以戈舂黍也,以錐餐壺也,不可以得之矣。故隆禮,雖未明,法士也;不隆禮,雖察辯,散儒也。

問楛者,勿告也;告楛者,勿問也;說楛者,勿聽也。有爭氣者,勿與辯也。故必由其道至,然後接之;非其道則避之。故禮恭,而後可與言道之方;辭順,而後可與言道之理;色從而後可與言道之致。故未可與言而言,謂之傲;可與言而不言,謂之隱;不觀氣色而言,謂瞽。故君子不傲、不隱、不瞽,謹順其身。詩曰:"匪交匪舒,天子所予。"此之謂也。

百發失一,不足謂善射;千里蹞步不至,不足謂善禦;倫類不通,仁義不一,不足謂善學。學也者,固學一之也。一出焉,一入焉,塗巷之人也;其善者少,不善者多,桀紂盜蹠也;全之盡之,然後學者也。…...

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