Analects 14.20

Original Text:

子曰其言之不怍则为之也难

Translation:

Other Translations:

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.

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