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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 XII. 6. (299)

What constitutes intelligence:– addressed to Tsze-chang.
Tsze-chang asked what constituted intelligence. The Master said, "He with whom neither slander that gradually soaks into the mind, nor statements that startle like a wound in the flesh, are successful, may be called intelligent indeed. Yea, he with whom neither soaking slander, nor startling statements, are successful, may be called farseeing."

Legge XII.6.

Tzu-chang asked about perspicacity. The Master said, 'When a man is not influenced by slanders which are assiduously repeated or by complaints for which he feels a direct sympathy, he can be said to be perspicacious. He can at the same time be said to be farsighted.'

Lau [12:6]

Tzeu tchang demanda en quoi consiste la lucidité. Le Maître répondit : « Ne pas se laisser imprégner par les calomnies, ni se laisser meurtrir par les accusations ; cela peut s'appeler lucidité. Ne pas se laisser imprégner par les calomnies, ni se laisser meurtrir par les accusations, c'est la lucidité d'un homme qui voit loin. »

Couvreur XII.6.

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