The Master said, “The gentleman understands higher things, whereas the petty person understands only the low.”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
The Master said, The gentleman is an expert in important matters; the petty man, an expert in trivial ones.Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.