Confucian Analects

Yen Yuan


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?'