Lun Yu Introduction Table of content – The Analects of Confucius

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

Lunyu XII. 23. (316)

Prudence in friendship.
Tsze-kung asked about friendship. The Master said, "Faithfully admonish your friend, and skillfully lead him on. If you find him impracticable, stop. Do not disgrace yourself."

Legge XII.23.

Tzu-kung asked about how friends should be treated. The Master said, 'Advise them to the best of your ability and guide them properly, but stop when there is no hope of success. Do not ask to be snubbed.'

Lau [12:23]

Tseu koung ayant interrogé Confucius sur l'amitié, le Maître dit : « Avertis tes amis avec franchise, et conseille les avec douceur. S'ils n'approuvent pas tes avis, arrête, plutôt que de risquer un affront. »

Couvreur XII.22.

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