The Master discusses with his disciples and unveil his preoccupations with society. Tr. Legge (en), Lau (en) and Couvreur (fr).
See Book VIII Chapter XIV
The Master said, "He who is not in any particular office has nothing to do with plans for the administration of its duties."
The thoughts of a superior man in harmony with his position.
The philosopher Tsang said, "The superior man, in his thoughts, does not go out of his place."
The Master said, 'Do not concern yourself with matters of government unless they are the responsibility of your office. ' Tseng Tzu commented, 'The gentleman does not allow his thoughts to go beyond his office.'
Le Maître dit : « Ne vous mêlez pas des affaires publiques dont vous n'avez pas la charge1. »
Tseng tzeu dit : « [On lit dans le Livre des Mutations] : L'homme honorable, même en pensée, ne déroge pas de son rang. »
The Analects of Confucius – Lun Yu XIV. 26. (373) – Chinese off/on – Français/English
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