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 IV. 11. (77)

The different mindings of the superior and the small man.
The Master said, "The superior man thinks of virtue; the small man thinks of comfort. The superior man thinks of the sanctions of law; the small man thinks of favors which he may receive."

Legge IV.11.

The Master said, 'While the gentleman cherishes benign rule, the small man cherishes his native land. While the gentleman cherishes a respect for the law, the small man cherishes generous treatment.'

Lau [4:11]

Le Maître dit : « L'homme honorable aspire à la perfection, et l'homme de peu, à la terre ; l'homme honorable s'attache à observer les lois, et l'homme de peu, à s'attirer des faveurs. »

Couvreur IV.11.

11. Nabi bersabda, "Seorang Junzi senantiasa ingat akan Kebajikan, sedangkan seorang rendah budi hanya ingat kenikmatan ; seorang Junzi senantiasa ingat akan hukum, sedangkan seorang rendah budi hanya mengharapkan belas kasihan orang".
Matakin-Indonesia – 2008/12/07
Lun Yu IV. 11. (77) IntroductionTable of content
Previous page
Next page
Chinese landscape on plate (20)

The Analects of Confucius – Lun Yu IV. 11. (77) – Chinese on/offFrançais/English
Alias the Lunyu, the Lun Yü, the Analects, les Entretiens du maître avec ses disciples.

The Book of Odes, The Analects, Great Learning, Doctrine of the Mean, Three-characters book, The Book of Changes, The Way and its Power, 300 Tang Poems, The Art of War, Thirty-Six Strategies
Welcome, help, notes, introduction, table.

Wengu, Chinese Classics multilingual text base