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Chinese Text Project

CTP Dictionary

biàn ㄅㄧㄢˋ (5): 言辭漂亮,巧言。 Cunning words.
He will not be listened to who talks much but is slow in action, even though he is discerning.
Those who are skilled (in the Dao) do not dispute (about it); the disputatious are not skilled in it.
Mao Jiao opposed and criticized Qin Shi Huang, and yet got along and protected himself. But even though he was persuasive, was he not brushing the tiger's teeth?

See also: 辨(3.2)

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