How do you translate 三十而立,四十而不惑 into English?

Ah, so you are trying to translate Wei Zheng’s analects.

The full quote is:


An approximative translation would be:

“At fifteen, I was focused on learning. At thirty, I stood firm. At forty, I had no doubts. At fifty, I knew the decrees of heaven. At sixty, my ear was tuned to truth. At seventy, I could follow my heart’s desires, without transgressions .”

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