The Master discusses with his disciples and unveil his preoccupations with society. Tr. Legge (en), Lau (en) and Couvreur (fr).
A lamentation over moral error added to natural defect.
The Master said, "Ardent and yet not upright, stupid and yet not attentive; simple and yet not sincere:– such persons I do not understand."
The Master said, 'Men who reject discipline and yet are not straight, men who are ignorant and yet not cautious, men who are devoid of ability and yet not trustworthy are quite beyond my understanding.'
Le Maître dit : « L'ambition sans droiture, l'ignorance sans prudence, la naïveté sans bonne foi, cela dépasse mon entendement ! »
The Analects of Confucius – Lun Yu VIII. 16. (204) – Chinese off/on – Français/English
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