Analects 11.19

Original Text:

子曰回也其庶乎屡空赐不受命而货殖焉亿则屡中

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “How close was Yan Hui [to being morally perfected], and yet he was perpetually impoverished. [Unlike Yan Hui,] Zigong will not accept his fate, and so engages in business speculation. His conjectures, though, are always on the mark.”

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

The Master said, Hui comes near [to the ideal], though he is often in want. Si (Zigong) holds no government office but knows how to turn a profit. His guesses often hit the mark.

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

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