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Confucianism -> Yangzi Fayan -> The Junzi -> 21

Someone asked:
寿?” Can a person's longevity be extended?
:“。”Yangzi said: By means of de.
The other said:
Yan Hui and Ran Geng's conduct were de.
寿?” Why was their longevity not extended?
:“Yangzi said: De is like this.
If Yan Hui and Ran Geng had been cruel and cunning, would they have thus been thus remembered?
:“寿。”The other said: Yes, sometimes the cruel and cunning have long life.
Yangzi said:
They are reckless.
君子。” But the junzi is not reckless.

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