Analects 4.7

Original Text:

子曰人之过也各于其党观过斯知仁矣

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “People are true to type with regard to what sort of mistakes they make. Observe closely the sort of mistakes a person makes – then you will know his character.”

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

The Master said, People’s errors vary with the category they belong to. Look at the errors, and you know the degree of humaneness.

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

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