The Master said, “The Way of the gentleman is threefold, and yet I have not been able to achieve any aspect of it: ‘The Good do not worry, the wise are not confused, and the courageous do not fear.’ ”
Zigong replied, “[By quoting this saying], the Master has in fact described himself.”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
he Master said, The Way of the gentleman has three characteristics that are still beyond me. The humane are never anxious; the wise, never perplexed; the brave, never afraid.
Zigong said, Master, that is your own Way.Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.