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Confucian Analects

Yen Yuan

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Sze-ma Niu asked about the superior man. The Master said, 'The superior man has neither anxiety nor fear.'

'Being without anxiety or fear!' said Nui;- 'does this constitute what we call the superior man?'

The Master said, 'When internal examination discovers nothing wrong, what is there to be anxious about, what is there to fear?'