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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 XI. 19. (286)

Hûi and Ts'ze contrasted.
1. The Master said, "There is Hûi! He has nearly attained to perfect virtue. He is often in want.
2. "Ts'ze does not acquiesce in the appointments of Heaven, and his goods are increased by him. Yet his judgments are often correct."

Legge XI.18.

The Master said, 'Hui is perhaps difficult to improve upon; he allows himself constantly to be in dire poverty. Ssu refuses to accept his lot and indulges in money making, and is frequently right in his conjectures.'

Lau [11:19]

Le Maître dit : « Houei avait presque atteint la plus haute perfection. Il était ordinairement dans l'indigence1. Seu n'accepte pas son sort ; il amasse des richesses ; mais il est judicieux. »

1. Sans en éprouver aucune peine.

Couvreur XI.18.

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