Analects 14.18

Original Text:

公叔文子之臣大夫僎与文子同升诸公子闻之曰可以为文矣

Translation:

Other Translations:

Gongshu Wenzi had his household minister Zhuan promoted along with him to the ducal court. When Confucius heard of this, he remarked, “Surely he deserves to be considered ‘cultured’.”

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

Zhuan had been a retainer to Gongshu Wenzi, but later he became a high official, taking a place beside Wenzi in the service of the ruler. When the Master heard of this, he said, Gongshu Wenzi deserves the posthumous name Cultured (Wen).

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

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