Analects 8.6

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Other Translations:

Master Zeng said, “Consider someone who can both be entrusted with the care of a young orphan and charged with the command a hundred-square-li state, and who can be confronted with great challenges without being shaken. Is this not the gentleman? Yes, this is the gentleman.”

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

Master Zeng said, Trust him as guardian to a six-foot orphan, charge him with the command of a hundred-league domain, he will preside over the most critical occasions and can never be diverted from his course. This is the gentleman, is it not? This is the gentleman.

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

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