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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 XIV. 31. (378)

Quick discrimination without suspiciousness is highly meritorious.
The Master said, "He who does not anticipate attempts to deceive him, nor think beforehand of his not being believed, and yet apprehends these things readily (when they occur);– is he not a man of superior worth?"

Legge XIV.33.

The Master said, 'is a man not superior who, without anticipating attempts at deception or presuming acts of bad faith, is, nevertheless, the first to be alerted to such behaviour?'

Lau [14:31]

Le Maître dit : « Celui-là n'est-il pas vraiment sage, qui ne présume pas d'avance que les hommes ou chercheront à le tromper ou seront en défiance contre lui, mais qui cependant en a la prescience ? »

Couvreur XIV.33.

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