Overstepping the bounds

子曰:「不在其位,不謀其政。」曾子曰:「君子思不出其位。」
Confucius said: “Do not concern yourself with the policies of an office that you do not hold.” Zengzi said: “A leader would never consider overstepping the bounds of his position.”

The quote from Confucius is identical to the one in Book 8, Chapter XIV. Zengzi’s comment looks as if it was hacked on by his supporters at a later date to bolster their master’s reputation.

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