Analects 5.25

Original Text:

子曰巧言令色足恭左丘明耻之丘亦耻之匿怨而友其人左丘明耻之丘亦耻之

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “Clever words, an ingratiating countenance, and perfunctory gestures of respect are all things that Zuoqiu Ming considered shameful, and I, too, consider them shameful. Concealing one’s resentment and feigning friendship toward another is something Zuoqiu considered shameful, and I, too, consider it shameful.”

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

The Master said, Clever words, a pleasing countenance, politeness overdone—Zuoqiu Ming would be ashamed of such, and I would be ashamed too. To hide your distaste for someone and become that person’s friend—Zuoqiu Ming would be ashamed of that, and I would be ashamed too.

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

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