Analects 17.10

Original Text:

子谓伯鱼曰女为周南召南矣乎人而不为周南召南其犹正墙面而立也与

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said to Boyu, “Have you mastered the Odes from the ‘South of Zhou’ and the ‘South of Shao’? A man who has not mastered the ‘South of Zhou’ and the ‘South of Shao’ is like someone standing with his face to the wall, is he not?”

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

The Master said to [his son] Boyu, Have you studied the “Zhounan” and “Shaonan”? Anyone who doesn’t know the “Zhounan” and “Shaonan” is like a person who stands with a wall in front of him.

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

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