Analects 13.16

Original Text:

叶公问政子曰近者说远者来

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Duke of She asked about governing.

The Master said, “[Act so that] those near to you are pleased, and those who are far from you are drawn closer.”

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

The lord of She asked about government. The Master said, When those close by are happy, those from far away gather around.

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

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