Analects 11.14

Original Text:

鲁人为长府闵子骞曰仍旧贯如之何何必改作子曰夫人不言言必有中

Translation:

Other Translations:

The people of Lu were planning to remodel the Long Treasury.

Min Ziqian remarked, “Why not simply restore it? Why does it need to be completely remodeled?”

The Master said, “That man does not talk much, but when he does say something he inevitably hits the mark.”

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

The people of Lu were rebuilding the Long Treasury. Min Ziqian said, Why not build it along the old lines? What need is there to make changes?

The Master said, This man doesn’t say much, but when he does speak, he’s sure to hit the mark.

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

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