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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 XIX. 9. (493)

Changing appearances of the superior man to others:– by Tsze-hsiâ.
Tsze-hsiâ said, "The superior man undergoes three changes. Looked at from a distance, he appears stern; when approached, he is mild; when he is heard to speak, his language is firm and decided."

Legge XIX.9.

Tzu-hsia said, 'in the three following situations the gentleman gives a different impression. From a distance he appears formal; when approached, he appears cordial; in speech he appears stern.'

Lau [19:9]

Tzeu hia dit : « L'apparence de l'homme honorable est sujette à trois changements. Vu de loin, il paraît grave et sérieux ; vu de près, il paraît affable ; quand il parle, il paraît inflexible. »

Couvreur XIX.9.

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