The Master said, “It is not easy to find someone who is able to learn for even the space of three years without a thought given to official salary.”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
The Master said, Someone who can study for three years without thinking about an official salary—not easy to find!Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.