The Master said, “At fifteen, I set my mind upon learning;
at thirty, I took my place in society;
at forty, I became free of doubts;
at fifty, I understood Heaven’s Mandate;
at sixty, my ear was attuned;
and at seventy, I could follow my heart’s desires without overstepping the bounds of propriety.”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
The Master said, At fifteen I set my mind on learning; by thirty I had found my footing; at forty I was free of perplexities; by fifty I understood the will of Heaven; by sixty I learned to give ear to others; by seventy I could follow my heart’s desires without overstepping the line.Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.