The Master said, “The gentleman wishes to be slow to speak, but quick to act.”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
The Master said, The gentleman desires to be hesitant in speech but prompt in action.Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.