Analects 13.11

Original Text:

子曰善人为邦百年亦可以胜残去杀矣诚哉是言也

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “‘If excellent people managed the state for a hundred years, then certainly they could overcome cruelty and do away with executions’—how true this saying is!”

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

The Master said, They say that if good men were to govern the domain for a hundred years, they could wipe out violence and put an end to killing. How true those words!

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

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