Analects 14.23

Original Text:

子曰君子上达小人下达

Translation:

Other Translations:

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.

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