Analects 4.17

Original Text:

子曰见贤思齐焉见不贤而内自省也

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “When you see someone who is worthy, concentrate upon becoming their equal; when you see someone who is unworthy, use this as an opportunity to look within yourself.”

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

The Master said, When you see a worthy person, think about how you can equal him. When you see an unworthy person, reflect on your own conduct.

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

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