Analects 5.11

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Other Translations:

The Master said, “I have yet to meet someone who is genuinely resolute.”

Someone responded, “What about Shen Cheng?”

The Master said, “Cheng is full of desires, how could he be resolute?”

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

The Master said, I have never seen a person of true firmness. Someone said, What about Shen Cheng? The Master said, Cheng is all desires. How can he be called a man of firmness?

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

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