Zixia said, “When a petty person commits a transgression, he is sure to gloss it over.”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
Zixia said, When the petty man makes a mistake, he invariably tries to gloss it over.Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.