Analects 4.20

Original Text:

子曰三年无改于父之道可谓孝矣

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “One who makes no changes to the ways of his father for three years after his father has passed away may be called a filial son.”

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

The Master said, If after three years [a son] has not changed his father’s way of doing things, then you can call him filial.

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

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