1. Tsze-kung said, 'Suppose the case of a man
extensively conferring benefits on the people, and able to assist all, what
would you say of him? Might he be called perfectly virtuous?' The Master said,
'Why speak only of virtue in connexion with him? Must he not have the qualities
of a sage? Even Yao and Shun were still solicitous about this.
2. 'Now the man of perfect virtue, wishing to
be established himself, seeks also to establish others; wishing to be enlarged
himself, he seeks also to enlarge others.
3. 'To be able to judge of others by what is
nigh in ourselves;--this may be called the art of virtue.'