The Master said, “ ‘If someone would simply employ me, within a single year I could put things into some kind of order, and within three years the transformation would be complete.”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
The Master said, If someone were to employ me in government, in one year I could show what I can do. And in three years, I could bring things to completion.Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.