The Master said, “In serving your lord, show respect for the tasks you have been assigned. Do not make the salary you will receive a priority.”Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.
The Master said, In serving the ruler, attend respectfully to your duties and look on pay as a secondary matter.Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.