Analects 4.11

Original Text:

子曰君子怀德小人怀土君子怀刑小人怀惠

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “The gentleman cherishes virtue, whereas the petty person cherishes physical possessions. The gentleman thinks about punishments, whereas the petty person thinks about exemptions.”

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

The Master said, The gentleman has his mind fixed on virtue; the petty man has his mind fixed on land. The gentleman has his mind fixed on penalties; the petty man has his mind fixed on bounty.

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

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