Analects 8.8

Original Text:

子曰兴于诗立于礼成于乐

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “Find inspiration in the Odes, take your place through ritual, and achieve perfection with music.”

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

The Master said, Get your start with the Odes; acquire a firm standing through ritual; complete the process with music.

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

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