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The Master discusses with his disciples and unveil his preoccupations with society. Tr. Legge (en), Lau (en) and Couvreur (fr).

Lunyu IX. 19. (228)

That learners should not cease nor intermit their labours.
The Master said, "The prosecution of learning may be compared to what may happen in raising a mound. If there want but one basket of earth to complete the work, and I stop, the stopping is my own work. It may be compared to throwing down the earth on the level ground. Though but one basketful is thrown at a time, the advancing with it is my own going forward."

Legge IX.18.

The Master said, 'As in the case of making a mound, if, before the very last basketful, I stop, then I shall have stopped. As in the case of levelling the ground, if, though tipping only one basketful, I am going forward, then I shall be making progress.'

Lau [9:19]

Le Maître dit : « Si, après avoir entrepris d'élever un monticule, j'abandonne mon travail, quand il ne manquerait qu'un panier de terre, il sera vrai de dire que j'ai abandonné mon entreprise. Si, après avoir commencé à faire un remblai, je continue mon travail, quand même je ne mettrais qu'un panier de terre, mon entreprise avancera. » Si l'étudiant fait sans cesse des efforts, même en recueillant peu à la fois, il amassera beaucoup ; mais s'il s'arrête à mi-chemin, il perdra tout le fruit du travail qu'il a déjà accompli. (Tchou Hsi)

Couvreur IX.18.

19. Nabi bersabda, "Seumpama membangun gunung-gunungan, setelah hanya kurang satu keranjang untuk menjadikannya, bila terpaksa menghentikannya, akan Kuhentikan. Seumpama meratakan tanah yang berlubang, setelah hanya kurang satu keranjang untuk meratakannya, sekalipun keadaan memaksa berhenti, Aku akan terus melaksanakannya."
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