Analects 17.2

Original Text:

子曰性相近也习相远也

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “By nature people are similar; they diverge as the result of practice.”

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

The Master said, In nature close to one another, in practice far apart.

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

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