The Master said, “If, having reached the age of forty, you still find yourself despised by others, you will remain despised until the end of your days.”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
The Master said, Forty and hated by others—and he’ll be so the rest of his life.Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.