The Master discusses with his disciples and unveil his preoccupations with society. Tr. Legge (en), Lau (en) and Couvreur (fr).
The importance of enjoying confidence to the right serving of superiors and ordering of inferiors:– by Tsze-hsiâ.
Tsze-hsiâ said, "The superior man, having obtained their confidence, may then impose labors on his people. If he have not gained their confidence, they will think that he is oppressing them. Having obtained the confidence of his prince, one may then remonstrate with him. If he have not gained his confidence, the prince will think that he is vilifying him."
Tzu-hsia said, 'Only after he has gained the trust of the common people does the gentleman work them hard, for otherwise they would feel themselves ill-used. Only after he has gained the trust of the lord does the gentleman advise him against unwise action, for otherwise the lord would feel himself slandered.'
Tzeu hia dit : « Il faut qu'un homme honorable gagne la confiance de ses sujets, avant de leur imposer des charges. Sinon, ils croiront qu'il veut les exploiter. Il faut qu'il se concilie la confiance de son prince, avant de lui adresser des remontrances. Sinon, le prince se considérera outragé. »
The Analects of Confucius – Lun Yu XIX. 10. (494) – Chinese on/off – Français/English
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