The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.



Quoted in Analects

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Confucius. The Analects. 6th century B. C., bk. 6, ch. 22.

Current Citation

Confucius. The Analects [Lunyu]. Translated by Annping Chin. Penguin, 2014, bk. 6, ch. 22.