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Chapter 16

When the Master saw a person in a mourning dress, or any one with the cap and upper and lower garments of full dress, or a blind person, on observing them approaching, though they were younger than himself, he would rise up, and if he had to pass by them, he would do so hastily.

Tsze-kung replied, Yes,-but perhaps it is not so?”

The Master said, When a number of people are together, for a whole day, without their conversation turning on righteousness, and when they are fond of carrying out the suggestions of a small shrewdness;-theirs is indeed a hard case.”

The philosopher Tsang said, How imposing is the manner of Chang! It is difficult along with him to practice virtue.”

Ride in the state carriage of Yin.

If they be led by virtue, and uniformity sought to be given them by the rules of propriety, they will have the sense of shame, and moreover will become good.”

The Master said, The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress.”


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