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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. 9. (400)

High natures value virtue more than life.
The Master said, "The determined scholar and the man of virtue will not seek to live at the expense of injuring their virtue. They will even sacrifice their lives to preserve their virtue complete."

Legge XV.8.

The Master said, 'For Gentlemen of purpose and men of bene- vOlence while it is inconceivable that they should seek to stay alive at the expense of benevolence, it may happen that they have to accept death in order to have benevolence accomplished.'

Lau [15:9]

Le Maître dit : « Un gentilhomme d'idéal, un homme pleinement humain ne cherche jamais à sauver sa vie aux dépens de la vertu d'humanité. Il est des circonstances où il sacrifie sa vie, pour que s'accomplisse cette vertu. »

Couvreur XV.8.

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