The Master discusses with his disciples and unveil his preoccupations with society. Tr. Legge (en), Lau (en) and Couvreur (fr).
Frailties from which Confucius was free.
There were four things from which the Master was entirely free. He had no foregone conclusions, no arbitrary predeterminations, no obstinacy, and no egoism.
There were four things the Master refused to have anything to do with: he refused to entertain conjectures1 or insist on certainty; he refused to be inflexible or to be egotistical.
Le Maître désapprouvait quatre choses : l'opinion personnelle, l'affirmation catégorique, l'opiniâtreté et l'égoïsme.
The Analects of Confucius – Lun Yu IX. 4. (213) – Chinese off/on – Français/English
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