Analects 4.21

Original Text:

子曰父母之年不可不知也一则以喜一则以惧

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “You must always be aware of the age of your parents. On the one hand, it is a cause for rejoicing, on the other a source of anxiety.”

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

The Master said, You must not be ignorant of the age of your father and mother! For one thing, it is a cause for rejoicing; for another, a cause for fear.

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

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