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 VII. 36. (186)

Meanness not so bad as insubordination.
The Master said, "Extravagance leads to insubordination, and parsimony to meanness. It is better to be mean than to be insubordinate."

Legge VII.35.

The Master said, 'Extravagance means ostentation, frugality means shabbiness. I would rather be shabby than ostentatious.'

Lau [7:36]

Le Maître dit : « La prodigalité conduit à l'arrogance, et la parcimonie à l'avarice. L'arrogance est pire que l'avarice. »

Couvreur VII.35.

36. Nabi bersabda, "Seorang yang bermewah-mewah, niscaya sombong ; seorang yang terlalu hemat, niscaya kikir. Tetapi dari pada sombong lebih lumayan kikir".
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