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 XIX. 20. (504)

The danger of a bad name:– by Tsze-kung.
Tsze-kung said, "Châu's wickedness was not so great as that name implies. Therefore, the superior man hates to dwell in a low-lying situation, where all the evil of the world will flow in upon him."

Legge XIX.20.

Tzu-kung said, 'Chou was not as wicked as all that. That is why the gentleman hates to dwell downstream for it is there that all that is sordid in the Empire finds its way.'

Lau [19:20]

Tzeu koung dit : « La scélératesse de l'empereur Tcheou n'a pas été si extrême qu'on le dit. L'homme honorable craint beaucoup de demeurer en aval du courant, là où les miasmes du monde se déversent. »

Couvreur XIX.20.

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