The Master discusses with his disciples and unveil his preoccupations with society. Tr. Legge (en), Lau (en) and Couvreur (fr).
Demeanor of Confucius at court with other great officers, and before the prince.
1. When he was waiting at court, in speaking with the great officers of the lower grade, he spoke freely, but in a straightforward manner; in speaking with those of the higher grade, he did so blandly, but precisely.
2. When the ruler was present, his manner displayed respectful uneasiness; it was grave, but self-possessed.
At court, when speaking with Counsellors of lower rank he was affable; when speaking with Counsellors of upper rank, he was frank though respectful. In the presence of his lord, his bearing, though I respectful, was composed.
Dans le palais du prince, il parlait aux inférieurs avec fermeté et sans détours, aux supérieurs avec affabilité et franchise. En présence du prince, il montrait une crainte presque respectueuse, une noble gravité.
The Analects of Confucius – Lun Yu X. 2. (242) – Chinese off/on – Français/English
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