The Master said of Zijian, “What a gentleman he is! If Lu were really without gentlemen, where did he learn how to be like that?”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
The Master said of Zijian, A real gentleman, this one! If there were no gentlemen in Lu, how could he have become like this?Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.