Analects 7.36

Original Text:

子曰奢则不孙俭则固与其不孙也宁固

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “Extravagance leads to presumption, while frugality leads to shabbiness. Compared to presumption, though, shabbiness is to be preferred.”

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

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