Confucian Analects

Tsze Han


The Master said, 'Dressed himself in a tattered robe quilted with hemp, yet standing by the side of men dressed in furs, and not ashamed;- ah! it is Yu who is equal to this!

'"He dislikes none, he covets nothing;- what can he do but what is good!"'

Tsze-lu kept continually repeating these words of the ode, when the Master said, 'Those things are by no means sufficient to constitute (perfect) excellence.'