Analects 12.16

Original Text:

子曰君子成人之美不成人之恶小人反是

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “A gentleman helps others to realize their good qualities, rather than their bad. A petty person does the opposite.”

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

The Master said, The gentleman brings out what is most admirable in people; he does not bring out what is bad in them. The petty man does the opposite.

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

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