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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. 32. (379)

Confucius not self-willed, and yet no glib-tongued talker:– defence of himself from the charge of an aged reprover.
1. Wei-shang Mâu said to Confucius, "Ch'iû, how is it that you keep roosting about? Is it not that you are an insinuating talker?
2. Confucius said, "I do not dare to play the part of such a talker, but I hate obstinacy."

Legge XIV.34.

Wei-sheng Mu said to Confucius, 'Ch'iu, why are you so restless? Are you, perhaps, trying to practise flattery?'
Confucius answered, 'I am not so impertinent as to practise flattery. It is just that I so detest inflexibility.'

Lau [14:32]

Wei cheng Meou dit à Confucius : « Eh ! K'iou ! pourquoi vas-tu de-ci, de-là ? Est-ce pour faire le beau parleur ? » Confucius répondit : « Je n'ai aucune prétention d'éloquence, mais je déteste l'entêtement1. »

1. Des souverains qui ne veulent pas réformer leurs conceptions de l'État.

Couvreur XIV.34.

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