The Master said, “The gentleman does not promote someone solely based upon their words, nor does he dismiss words simply on account of the person who uttered them.”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
The Master said, The gentleman does not esteem a person merely because of his words, nor does he disregard words merely because of the person.Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.