The Master said, “Resolute, decisive, straightforward, and reticent—these qualities are close to Goodness.”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
The Master said, The firm, the bold, the simple, the slow in speech are near to humaneness.Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.