Analects 9.28

Original Text:

子曰:“岁寒,然后知松柏之后凋也。”

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “Only after Winter comes do we know that the pine and cypress are the last to fade.”

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

The Master said, When the year-end cold comes, then we know that the pine and cypress are the last to lose their leaves.

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

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