Yen Hui / Hui / Yen Yuan / Tzu Yen / Yen Tzu (Disciple of Confucius)

Yen Hui was Confucius’s most beloved disciple. He died young and unexpectedly (for reasons not specified in Confucian texts), causing Confucius great sorrow. He is noted for being intelligent and of high character, loving hsueh [learning], speaking little, putting teachings into practice, making constant progression, properly directing anger, and not repeating mistakes.