Analects 8.17

Original Text:

子曰学如不及犹恐失之

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “Learn as if you will never catch up, and as if you feared losing what you have already attained.”

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

The Master said, Study as though you could never catch up, [and if you did,] you would still be fearful of losing it.

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

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