Lun Yu Introduction Table of content – The Analects of Confucius

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

Lunyu XVII. 25. (472)

The difficulty how to treat concubines and servants.
The Master said, "Of all people, girls and servants are the most difficult to behave to. If you are familiar with them, they lose their humility. If you maintain a reserve towards them, they are discontented."

Legge XVII.25.

The Master said, 'In one's household, it is the women and the small men that are difficult to deal with. If you let them get too close, they become insolent. If you keep them at a distance, they complain.'

Lau [17:25]

Le Maître dit : « Les femmes de second rang et les hommes de peu sont les personnes les moins maniables. Si vous les traitez familièrement, ils vous manqueront de respect ; si vous les tenez à distance, ils seront mécontents. »

Couvreur XVII.24.

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