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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 XVII. 2. (449)

The differences in the characters of men are chiefly owing to habit.
The Master said, "By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart."

Legge XVII.2.

The Master said. 'Men are close to one another by nature. They diverge as a result of repeated practice.'

Lau [17:2]

Le Maître dit : « Les hommes sont tous semblables par leur nature profonde ; ils diffèrent par leurs us et coutumes. »

Couvreur XVII.2.

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