The Master said, “If a true king were to arise, though, we would certainly see a return to Goodness after a single generation.”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
The Master said, Even if we had a true king, it would require a generation before humaneness would prevail.Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.