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.