The Master discusses with his disciples and unveil his preoccupations with society. Tr. Legge (en), Lau (en) and Couvreur (fr).
The worthlessness of talent without virtue.
The Master said, "Though a man have abilities as admirable as those of the duke of Châu, yet if he be proud and niggardly, those other things are really not worth being looked at."
The Master said, 'Even with a man as gifted as the Duke of Chou, if he was arrogant and miserly, then the rest of his qualities would not be worthy of admiration.'
Le Maître dit : « Un homme eût-il les belles qualités de Tcheou koung, s'il est orgueilleux et avare, rien en lui ne mérite d'être regardé. »
The Analects of Confucius – Lun Yu VIII. 11. (199) – Chinese on/off – Français/English
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