Analects 7.20

Original Text:

子曰我非生而知之者好古敏以求之者也

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “I am not someone who was born with knowledge. I simply love antiquity, and diligently look there for knowledge.”

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

The Master said, I was not born understanding anything. A lover of antiquity, I have diligently worked to acquire understanding.

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

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