Analects 9.13

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Other Translations:

Zigong said, “If you possessed a piece of beautiful jade, would you hide it away in a locked box, or would you try to sell it at a good price?”

The Master responded, “Oh, I would sell it! I would sell it! I am just waiting for the right offer.”

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

Zigong said, Suppose here is a beautiful piece of jade. Better to put it in a box and store it away? Or to find someone willing to pay a good price and sell it?

The Master said, Sell it! Sell it! I’m waiting for a buyer.

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

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