Analects 14.3

Original Text:

子曰邦有道危言危行邦无道危行言孙

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “When the state possesses the Way, be audaciously correct in both word and action; when the state lacks the Way, be audaciously correct in action, but let one’s speech be conciliatory.”

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

The Master said, When a state follows the Way, be stern in speech, stern in action. When a state is without the Way, be stern in action but conciliatory in speech.

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

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