Master Zeng said, “The gentleman acquires friends by means of cultural refinement, and then relies upon his friends for support in becoming Good.”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
Master Zeng said, The gentleman uses the arts in acquiring friends and uses friends in helping him to become humane.Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.