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顏淵 - Yan Yuan

English translation: James Legge [?]
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8 顏淵:
棘子成曰:「君子質而已矣,何以文為?」子貢曰:「惜乎!夫子之說,君子也。駟不及舌。文猶質也,質猶文也。虎豹之鞟,猶犬羊之鞟。」
Yan Yuan:
Ji Zi Cheng said, "In a superior man it is only the substantial qualities which are wanted; why should we seek for ornamental accomplishments?" Zi Gong said, "Alas! Your words, sir, show you to be a superior man, but four horses cannot overtake the tongue. Ornament is as substance; substance is as ornament. The hide of a tiger or a leopard stripped of its hair, is like the hide of a dog or a goat stripped of its hair."

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