To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage.

Confucius (551-479 BC) Chinese philosopher [Ku'ng Ch'iu / King Qiu, Ku'ng Fu-tzu / Kong Fuzi]
The Analects [Lun Yü], 2.24 (6th C. BC) [ed. Lao-Tse, tr. Legge (1930)]

Alt. trans.: "Not to act when justice commands, that is cowardice." [tr. Leys (1997)]
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 22-Jun-20
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