Analects 15.13

Original Text:

子曰已矣乎吾未见好德如好色者也

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “I should just give up! I have yet to meet a man who loves Virtue as much as female beauty.”

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

The Master said, It’s hopeless! I have never seen the person who loved virtue the way he loved physical beauty.

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

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