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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 XV. 17. (408)

Against frivolous talkers and superficial speculators.
The Master said, "When a number of people are together, for a whole day, without their conversation turning on righteousness, and when they are fond of carrying out the suggestions of a small shrewdness;– theirs is indeed a hard case."

Legge XV.16.

The Master said, 'It is quite a remarkable feat for a group of men who are together all day long merely to indulge themselves in acts of petty cleverness without ever touching on the subject of morality in their conversation!'

Lau [15:17]

Confucius dit : « Qu'ils sont pénibles ceux qui se réunissent et demeurent ensemble toute la journée, qui ne disent rien de juste et se plaisent à faire de piètres jeux d'esprit ! » Ils ne peuvent pas atteindre la Vertu ; ils auront des chagrins et des peines. (Tchou Hsi)

Couvreur XV.16.

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