Analects 19.13

Original Text:

子夏曰仕而优则学学而优则仕

Translation:

Other Translations:

Zixia said, “One who excels in his official position should then devote himself to learning. One who excels in learning should then devote himself to official service.”

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

Zixia said, Hold public office, and if you have time left over, study. Study, and if you have time left over, hold public office.

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

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