Analects 2.13

Original Text:

子贡问君子子曰先行其言而后从之

Translation:

Other Translations:

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.

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