The Master discusses with his disciples and unveil his preoccupations with society. Tr. Legge (en), Lau (en) and Couvreur (fr).
The necessity to the officer of compass and vigor of mind.
1. The philosopher Tsang said, "The officer may not be without breadth of mind and vigorous endurance. His burden is heavy and his course is long.
2. "Perfect virtue is the burden which he considers it is his to sustain;– is it not heavy? Only with death does his course stop;– is it not long?
Tseng Tzu said, 'A Gentleman must be strong and resolute, for his burden is heavy and the road is long. He takes benevolence as his burden. Is that not heavy? Only with death does the road come to an end. Is that not long?'
Tseng tzeu dit : « Un gentilhomme doit être robuste et courageux. Le fardeau est lourd, et le voyage long. Son fardeau, c'est la pratique de la vertu d'humanité ; n'est-ce pas lourd ? Son voyage ne finira qu'après la mort ; n'est-ce pas long ? »
The Analects of Confucius – Lun Yu VIII. 7. (195) – Chinese on/off – Français/English
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