Analects 13.29

Original Text:

子曰善人教民七年亦可以即戎矣

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “Having been instructed by an excellent person for seven years, the common people will be ready for anything, even the taking up of arms.”

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

The Master said, Let a good man instruct them for seven years, and the common people will be capable of military service.

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

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