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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. 13. (404)

The rarity of a true love of virtue.
The Master said, "It is all over! I have not seen one who loves virtue as he loves beauty."

Legge XV.12.

The Master said, 'I suppose I should give up hope. I have yet to meet the man who is as fond of virtue as he is of beauty in women.'

Lau [15:13]

Le Maître dit : « Faut-il donc désespérer ? Je n'ai pas encore vu un homme qui aimât la Vertu autant qu'on aime une belle apparence. »

Couvreur XV.12.

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