Someone asked about Zichan. The Master said, “He was a benevolent man.”
They asked about Zixi. The Master replied, “Ah, that man! That man!”
They asked about Guan Zhong.
The Master replied, “Now there was a man. He confiscated the three hundred household city of Ping from the head of the Bo Clan, reducing him to abject poverty, and yet to the end of his days not a single resentful word was uttered against him.”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
Someone asked about Zichan. The Master said, A generous man.
The person asked about Zixi. The Master said, That man! That man!
The person asked about Guan Zhong. The Master said, He was the one who stripped the leader of the Bo family of Pian, a village of three hundred households, so that he had to eat meager fare, though until his death he never spoke a resentful word.Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.