Two Types of Gentlemen 2

The second type are virtuous men who “in daily life are reverent, who in their work are respectful, who in relationships are faithful. And even among barbarians he loses not these qualities.” (The Analects, Zilu) They are men whose “words are faithful and whose actions are kind and respectful, as this is so even in barbarian lands.” (The Analects, Wei Ling Gong) A person like this is someone gentlemen and small men alike respect.
The Third Year of Ansei, The Seventh of June. “Minutes of the Lecturer.”


From the Analects Zilu 19:
“It is, in retirement, to be sedately grave; in the management of business, to be reverently attentive; in intercourse with others, to be strictly sincere. Though a man go among rude, uncultivated tribes, these qualities may not be neglected.”

From the Analects Wei Ling Gong 6:
“Let his words be sincere and truthful and his actions honorable and careful – such conduct may be practiced among the rude tribes of the South or the North.”

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