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 XIII. 19. (336)

Characteristics of perfect virtue.
Fan Ch'ih asked about perfect virtue. The Master said, "It is, in retirement, to be sedately grave; in the management of business, to be reverently attentive; in intercourse with others, to be strictly sincere. Though a man go among rude, uncultivated tribes, these qualities may not be neglected."

Legge XIII.19.

Fan Ch'ih asked about benevolence. The Master said, 'While at home hold yourself in a respectful attitude; when serving in an official capacity be reverent; when dealing with others do your best. These are qualities that cannot be put aside, even if you go and live among the barbarians.'

Lau [13:19]

Fan Tch'eu interrogea Confucius sur le sens d'humanité. Le Maître répondit : « À la maison, demeure courtois ; dans le maniement des affaires, sois diligent ; dans les relations avec autrui, sois loyal. Fusses-tu au milieu des barbares de l'Est et du Nord, tu ne saurais y déroger. »

Couvreur XIII.19.

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