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.