The Master discusses with his disciples and unveil his preoccupations with society. Tr. Legge (en), Lau (en) and Couvreur (fr).
A scholar must be aiming at what is higher than comfort or pleasure.
The Master said, "The scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar."
The Master said, 'A Gentleman who is attached to a settled home is not worthy of being a Gentleman.'
Le Maître dit : « Un gentilhomme qui ne recherche que son bien-être n'est pas digne de ce nom. »
The Analects of Confucius – Lun Yu XIV. 2. (349) – Chinese off/on – Français/English
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