Analects 12.13

Original Text:

子曰听讼吾犹人也必也使无讼乎

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “When it comes to hearing civil litigation, I am as good as anyone else. What is necessary, though, is to bring it about that there is no civil litigation at all.”

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

The Master said, In hearing lawsuits, I’m no different from other people. What we need is for there to be no lawsuits!

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

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