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 XVI. 7. (440)

The vices which youth, manhood, and age respectively have to guard against.
Confucius said, "There are three things which the superior man guards against. In youth, when the physical powers are not yet settled, he guards against lust. When he is strong and the physical powers are full of vigor, he guards against quarrelsomeness. When he is old, and the animal powers are decayed, he guards against covetousness."

Legge XVI.7.

onfucius said, 'There are three things the gentleman should guard against. In youth when the blood and ch'i are still unsettled he should guard against the attraction of feminine beauty. In the prime of life when the blood and ch'i have become unyielding, he should guard against bellicosity. In old age when the blood and ch'i have declined, he should guard against acquisitiveness.'

Lau [16:7]

Confucius dit : « L'homme honorable se tient en garde contre trois choses. Dans la jeunesse, lorsque le sang et le souffle vital sont toujours en mouvement, il se tient en garde contre les plaisirs des sens. Dans l'âge mûr, lorsque le sang et le souffle vital sont dans toute leur vigueur, il évite les querelles. Dans la vieillesse, lorsque le sang et le souffle vital ont perdu leur énergie, il se tient en garde contre la passion d'acquérir. »

Couvreur XVI.7.

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