What is over and done with, one does not discuss. What has already taken its course, one does not criticize; what already belongs to the past, one does not censure.



Quoted in Analects

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Original Citation

Confucius. 論語 [The Analects]. c. 479 BCE.

Current Citation

Confucius. The Analects, edited and translated by Annping Chin. Penguin Classics, 2014.