The Master said, “If someone seems sincere and serious in their conversation, does this mean they are a gentleman? Or have they merely adopted the appearance of the gentleman?”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
The Master said, The person skilled in argumentation—is he a true gentleman? Or merely an impressive showman?Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.