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.