The Master said, “I cannot see how a person devoid of trustworthiness could possibly get along in the world. Imagine a large ox-drawn cart without a linchpin for its yolk, or a small horse drawn cart without a linchpin for its collar; how could they possibly be driven?”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
The Master said, Persons who lack trustworthiness – I don’t know how they get by! Big carts that have no yoke-bar, little carts that have no collar-bar – how can you go anywhere in them?”Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.