Analects 4.14

Original Text:

子曰不患无位患所以立不患莫己知求为可知也

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “Do not be concerned that you lack an official position, but rather concern yourself with the means by which you might become established. Do not be concerned that no one has heard of you, but rather strive to become a person worthy of being known.”

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

The Master said, Don’t worry that you have no position – worry about how you can qualify for one. Don’t worry that people don’t know you – look for some reason to become known.

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

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