Analects 15.7

Original Text:

子曰直哉史鱼邦有道如矢邦无道如矢君子哉蘧伯玉邦有道则仕邦无道则可卷而怀之

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “How upright was Historian Yu! When the state possessed the Way, he was straight as an arrow, and when the state lacked the Way, he was also straight as an arrow. What a gentleman was Qu Boyu! When the state possessed the Way, he served it; when the state lacked the Way, he was able to roll up his talents and hide them away.”

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

he Master said, How upright Shi Yu was! When the state followed the Way, he was straight as an arrow. When the state was without the Way, he was straight as an arrow. What a gentleman Qu Boyu was! When the state followed the Way, he held office. When the state was without the Way, he knew how to fold up his hopes and put them away in the breast of his robe.

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

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