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Confucian Analects

Hsien Wan

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Tsze-lu happening to pass the night in Shih-man, the gatekeeper said to him, 'Whom do you come from?' Tsze-lu said, 'From Mr. K'ung.' 'It is he,- is it not?'- said the other, 'who knows the impracticable nature of the times and yet will be doing in them.'