CHAP. IV. 1. The Master said, 'At fifteen, I had my mind bent
2. 'At thirty, I stood firm.
3. 'At forty, I had no doubts.
4. 'At fifty, I knew the decrees of Heaven.
5. 'At sixty, my ear was an obedient organ for the reception of
6. 'At seventy, I could follow what my heart desired, without
transgressing what was right.'
CONFUCIAN ANALECTS, BOOK II. WEI CHANG.