Confucius' grandson comments about the Way and human nature. Tr. Legge (en)
The Master said, "To live in obscurity, and yet practice wonders, in order to be mentioned with honor in future ages:– this is what I do not do.
"The good man tries to proceed according to the right path, but when he has gone halfway, he abandons it:– I am not able so to stop.
"The superior man accords with the course of the Mean. Though he may be all unknown, unregarded by the world, he feels no regret.– It is only the sage who is able for this."
The Doctrine of the Mean – Zhongyong XI – Chinese off/on – Français/English
Alias Zhong Yong, Chung Yung, Tchong Yong, The Unwobbling Pivot (Pound), La Régulation à usage ordinaire (Jullien).
The Book of Odes, The Analects, Great Learning, Doctrine of the Mean, Three-characters book, The Book of Changes, The Way and its Power, 300 Tang Poems, The Art of War, Thirty-Six Strategies
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