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. 18. (409)

The conduct of the superior man is righteous, courteous, humble, and sincere.
The Master said, "The superior man in everything considers righteousness to be essential. He performs it according to the rules of propriety. He brings it forth in humility. He completes it with sincerity. This is indeed a superior man."

Legge XV.17.

The Master said, 'The gentleman has morality as his basic stuff and by observing the rites puts it into practice, by being modest gives it expression, and by being trustworthy in word brings it to comple- tion. Such is a gentleman indeed!'

Lau [15:18]

Le Maître dit : « L'équité est l'essence même de l'homme honorable. Il la pratique d'après les rites, la manifeste avec humilité, et l'accomplit en toute sincérité. Un tel homme mérite le nom d'homme honorable. »

Couvreur XV.17.

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