The Master said: Hard is it to deal with who will stuff himself with food the whole day, without applying his mind to anything good! Are there not gamesters and chess players? To be one of these would still be better than doing nothing at all.
Kong Fu Zi (551 v. Chr. – 479 v. Chr.) in den Frühlings- und Herbstannalen (via Chinese Text Project)
In der klassischen Ãœbersetzung von Richard Wilhelm liest sich diese Konfuzius-Stelle so: