Analects 17.17

Original Text:

子曰巧言令色鲜矣仁

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “A clever tongue and fine appearance are rarely signs of Goodness.”

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

The Master said, Clever words and a pleasing countenance—little humaneness there.

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

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