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公孫丑下 - Gong Sun Chou II

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21 公孫丑下:
孟子去齊。尹士語人曰:「不識王之不可以為湯武,則是不明也;識其不可,然且至,則是干澤也。千里而見王,不遇故去。三宿而後出晝,是何濡滯也?士則茲不悅。」
Gong Sun Chou II:
When Mencius had left Qi, Yin Shi spoke about him to others, saying, 'If he did not know that the king could not be made a Tang or a Wu, that showed his want of intelligence. If he knew that he could not be made such, and came notwithstanding, that shows he was seeking his own benefit. He came a thousand li to wait on the king; because he did not find in him a ruler to suit him, he took his leave, but how dilatory and lingering was his departure, stopping three nights before he quitted Zhou! I am dissatisfied on account of this.'
高子以告。曰:「夫尹士惡知予哉?千里而見王,是予所欲也;不遇故去,豈予所欲哉?予不得已也。予三宿而出晝,於予心猶以為速。王庶幾改之。王如改諸,則必反予。夫出晝而王不予追也,予然後浩然有歸志。予雖然,豈舍王哉?王由足用為善。王如用予,則豈徒齊民安,天下之民舉安。王庶幾改之,予日望之。予豈若是小丈夫然哉?諫於其君而不受,則怒,悻悻然見於其面。去則窮日之力而後宿哉?」
The disciple Gao informed Mencius of these remarks. Mencius said, 'How should Yin Shi know me! When I came a thousand li to wait on the king, it was what I desired to do. When I went away because I did not find in him a ruler to suit me, was that what I desired to do? I felt myself constrained to do it. When I stopped three nights before I quitted Zhou, in my own mind I still considered my departure speedy. I was hoping that the king might change. If the king had changed, he would certainly have recalled me. When I quitted Zhou, and the king had not sent after me, then, and not till then, was my mind resolutely bent on returning to Cao. But, notwithstanding that, how can it be said that I give up the king? The king, after all, is one who may be made to do what is good. If he were to use me, would it be for the happiness of the people of Qi only ? It would be for the happiness of the people of the whole kingdom. I am hoping that the king will change. I am daily hoping for this. Am I like one of your little-minded people? They will remonstrate with their prince, and on their remonstrance not being accepted, they get angry; and, with their passion displayed in their countenance, they take their leave, and travel with all their strength for a whole day, before they will stop for the night.'
尹士聞之曰:「士誠小人也。」
When Yin Shi heard this explanation, he said, 'I am indeed a small man.'

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