I set my hearth on learning

When I was fifteen I set my heart on learning.
 
At thirty I took my stand.
 
At forty I was without confusion.
 
At fifty I knew the command of Tian.
 
At sixty I heard it with a compliant ear.
 
At seventy I follow the desires of my heart and do not overstep the bounds.
 

(alternative translation)

At fifteen, I set my heart on learning.
 
At thirty, I was firmly established.
 
At forty, I had no more doubts.
 
At fifty, I knew the will of heaven.
 
At sixty, I was ready to listen to it.
 
At seventy, I could follow my heart’s desire without transgressing what was right.
 
Confucius


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