Analects 8.12

Original Text:

子曰三年学不至于谷不易得也

Translation:

Other Translations:

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.

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