Analects 15.18

Original Text:

子曰君子义以为质礼以行之孙以出之信以成之君子哉

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “The gentleman takes rightness as his substance, puts it into practice by means of ritual, gives it expression through modesty, and perfects it by being trustworthy. Now that is a gentleman!”

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

The Master said, The gentleman makes rightness the substance, practices it through ritual, displays it with humility, brings it to completion with trustworthiness. That’s the gentleman.

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

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