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 XV. 1. (392)

Confucius refuses to talk on military affairs. [...]
1. The duke Ling of Wei asked Confucius about tactics. Confucius replied, "I have heard all about sacrificial vessels, but I have not learned military matters." On this, he took his departure the next day. [...]

Legge XV.1.

Duke Ling of Wei asked Confucius about military formations. Confucius answered, 'I have, indeed, heard something about the use of sacrificial vessels, but I have never studied the matter of com- manding troops.' The next day he departed.

Lau [15:1]

Ling, prince de Wei, interrogea Confucius sur l'art de ranger les armées en bataille. Confucius répondit : « On m'a enseigné la manière de ranger les supports et les vases de bois pour les sacrifices ; je n'ai pas appris à commander les armées. » Confucius s'en alla dès le lendemain. [...]

Couvreur XV.1.

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