Analects 6.21

Original Text:

子曰中人以上可以语上也中人以下不可以语上也

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “You can discuss the loftiest matters with those who are above average, but not with those who are below average.”

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

The Master said, To persons of more than middling capability, you can talk of higher matters. To persons of less than middling capability, you cannot talk of such matters.

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

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