Qu Boyu sent a messenger to Confucius. Confucius sat down beside him and asked, “How are things with your Master?”
The messenger replied, “My Master wishes to reduce his faults, but has not yet been able to do so.”
After the messenger left, the Master said, “Now that is a messenger! That is a messenger!”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
Qu Boyu sent a messenger to Confucius. Confucius seated him at his side and questioned him, saying, What does your master do?
The messenger replied, My master endeavors to lessen his faults, though he is not yet entirely successful.
After the messenger left, the Master said, What a messenger, what a messenger!Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.