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 XIV. 3. (350)

What one does must always be right; what one feels need not always be spoken:– a lesson of prudence.
The Master said, "When good government prevails in a state, language may be lofty and bold, and actions the same. When bad government prevails, the actions may be lofty and bold, but the language may be with some reserve."

Legge XIV.4.

The Master said, 'When the Way prevails in the state, speak and act with perilous high-mindedness; when the Way does not prevail, act with perilous high-mindedness but speak with self-effacing diffidence.'

Lau [14:3]

Le Maître dit : « Dans un pays qui suit la Voie, parlez franchement et agissez ouvertement1 ; s'il ne la suit pas, agissez ouvertement, mais modérez votre langage. »

1. Même au risque de vous attirer des inimitiés.

Couvreur XIV.4.

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