The Master said, “If you are shameless in what you propose, you may then find it difficult to put your words into practice.”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
The Master said, He who speaks irresponsibly will find it hard to put his words into action.Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.