Analects 19.17

Original Text:

曾子曰吾闻诸夫子人未有自致者也必也亲丧乎

Translation:

Other Translations:

Master Zeng said, “I have heard from the Master that, even when a person has not yet been able to exert himself to the fullest, he will necessarily do so when it comes to mourning his own parents.”

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

Master Zeng said, I have heard our Master say, People never fully express what is in them. If one had to cite an exception, it would be when they are mourning a parent.

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

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