Analects 6.19

Original Text:

子曰人之生也直罔之生也幸而免

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “A person survives by being upright. If you try leading a crooked life, only blind luck will allow you to get by.”

Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.

The Master said, Human life is a matter of honesty. Live without it, and you’ll be lucky to escape with your life.

Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.

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