Analects 9.7

Original Text:

牢曰子云吾不试故艺

Translation:

Other Translations:

Lao said, “The Master once remarked, ‘I have not been employed, and therefore have become accomplished in the arts.’ ”

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

Lao reports that the Master said, I have never been given a proper trial—hence these “accomplishments.”

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

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