Analects 19.8

Original Text:

子夏曰小人之过也必文

Translation:

Other Translations:

Zixia said, “When a petty person commits a transgression, he is sure to gloss it over.”

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

Zixia said, When the petty man makes a mistake, he invariably tries to gloss it over.

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

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