The Master said, “The gentleman is ashamed to have his words exceed his actions.”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
The Master said, The gentleman is ashamed to let his words outstrip his actions.Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.