Analects 9.26

Original Text:

子曰三军可夺帅也匹夫不可夺志也

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “The three armies can have their general taken from them by force, but even a commoner cannot be deprived of his will in this fashion.”

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

The Master said, The Three Armies may be stripped of their commander, but even a simple commoner cannot be deprived of his will.

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

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