Analects 17.14

Original Text:

子曰道听而涂说德之弃也

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “To hear something on the road, and then repeat it everywhere you go, is to throw Virtue away.”

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

The Master said, Hear it along the road and expound it in the byways—this is to throw virtue away.

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

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