Zigong asked about the gentleman.
The Master said, “He first expresses his views, and then acts in accordance with them.”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
Zigong asked about the gentleman. The Master said, First he puts his words into action. Only later does he follow up with explanations.Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.