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The Master discusses with his disciples and unveil his preoccupations with society. Tr. Legge (en), Lau (en) and Couvreur (fr).

Lunyu IX. 23. (232)

How and why a youth should be regarded with respect.
The Master said, "A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do we know that his future will not be equal to our present? If he reach the age of forty or fifty, and has not made himself heard of, then indeed he will not be worth being regarded with respect."

Legge IX.22.

The Master said, 'It is fitting that we should hold the young in awe. How do we know that the generations to come will not be the equal of the present? Only when a man reaches the age of forty or fifty without distinguishing himself in any way can one say, I suppose, that he does not deserve to be held in awe.'

Lau [9:23]

Le Maître dit : « Nous devons prendre garde que les jeunes gens n'arrivent à nous surpasser. Qui sait s'ils ne parviendront pas à égaler les hommes de notre temps ? À l'âge de quarante ou cinquante ans, s'ils n'ont pas encore fait parler d'eux, il n'y aura plus lieu d'avoir la même crainte. »

Couvreur IX.22.

23. Nabi bersabda, "Kita harus hormat kepada angkatan muda, siapa tahu mereka tidak seperti angkatan yang sekarang. Tetapi bila sudah berumur empat puluh, lima puluh, belum juga terdengar perbuatannya yang baik, bolehlah dinilai memang tidak cukup syarat untuk dihormati."
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