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親士 - Befriending the Learned

English translation: W. P. Mei [?]
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3 親士:
吾聞之曰:「非無安居也,我無安心也。非無足財也,我無足心也。」是故君子自難而易彼,眾人自易而難彼,君子進不敗其志,內究其情,雖雜庸民,終無怨心,彼有自信者也。是故為其所難者,必得其所欲焉,未聞為其所欲,而免其所惡者也。是故偪臣傷君,諂下傷上。君必有弗弗之臣,上必有詻詻之下。分議者延延,而支苟者詻詻,焉可以長生保國
Befriending the Learned:...:
I have heard it said: It is not that there is no peaceful abode but that I have no peaceful heart (over others' homelessness); it is not that my wealth is not sufficient but that my passion yearns for more (to improve others' conditions). Therefore the superior man is strict with one's self but lenient with others (in matters of conduct) while the multitude are lenient with themselves but strict with others. The superior man carries out his ambitions successfully in action and studies the situation when he is at leisure. Even when he is taken as a mediocre individual he feels no dissatisfaction. This is because he has self-confidence. Therefore, those who attempt what seems difficult to them will obtain what they desire, but few who aim at what they desire can avoid what they dislike. Therefore, artful ministers are harmful to the lord and flattering subordinates are injurious to the ruler. The lord should have uncompromising ministers; the ruler should have stern subordinates. Only when counsel is given with farsightedness and advice administered with sternness, can the life of the state be secure and permanent.

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