Analects 14.29

Original Text:

子贡方人子曰赐也贤乎哉夫我则不暇

Translation:

Other Translations:

Zigong was given to criticizing others.

The Master remarked sarcastically, “What a worthy man that Zigong must be! As for me, I hardly have the time for this.”

Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.

Zigong was voicing his opinion of others. The Master said, How wise Si (Zigong) is! I’m afraid I don’t have time for that sort of thing.

Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.

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