Analects 17.26

Original Text:

子曰年四十而见恶焉其终也已

Translation:

Other Translations:

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.

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