Analects 15.16

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Other Translations:

The Master said, “I have never been able to do anything for a person who is not himself constantly asking, ‘What should I do? What should I do?’ ”

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

The Master said, People who don’t ask themselves, How should I proceed? How should I proceed?—I don’t know how to proceed with their kind!

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

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